W^u Chicago and Eastern Illinois R.R. Pennsylvania R.R. Big Four Route PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS, INC 176 NORTH MICHIGAN AVE., CHICAGO, H.L. THE WORLD'S GREATEST AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM TWE CHICAGOAN gJoiA lernwear jrom ike 1 1 lar-ilia ^ UUeailierea Gyliofjs 2 TUEO4ICAG0AN THEATEK zM~uskal +THREE LITTLE GIRLS— Great North ern, 26 W. Jackson. Central 8240. Old time Vienna with Natalie Hall, Charles Hedley and many lilting melo- dies. Curtain, 8:20 and 2:20. Eve nings, $3.85; Saturday, $4.40. Wed nesday mat., $2.50; Saturday, $3.00. +SIMPLE SIMON— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. That funny fellow, Ed Wynn, is most of the show and Harriet Hoctor dances nicely. Curtain, 8:20 and 2:20. Evenings, $3.85. Saturday mat., $2.50. Reviewed in this issue. RIPPLES— Illinois, 65 E. Jackson. Har rison 6510. Fred, Dorothy and Paula Stone and the old Stone gags and danc ing. Curtain, 8:15 and 2:15. Evenings, $4.40. Matinees, $3.00. To be reviewed later. T>rama MrOUHG SINNERS— Apollo, 74 W. Randolph. Central 8240. A wealthy young wastrel made into a new man by love and a trainer. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. *LTSISTRATA— Majestic, 22 W. Mon roe. Central 8240. Gilbert Seldes' adaptation of the Aristophanes comedy about sex life among the Greeks. Cur tain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.85. Wednesday mat., $2.00; Saturday, $3.00. -KTHE OLD RASCAL— Garrick, 64 W. Randolph. Central 8240. William Hodge in the title role which is not the Hodge role we used to know. Curtain. 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $2.50. Mati nees, $1.50. SUBWAY EXPRESS— Erlanger, 178 N. Clark. State 2460. A trick murder in a subway coach, ingeniously and inter estingly solved. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00; Saturday, $3.85. Mati nees, $2.00. +MICHAEL AND MART— Harris, 170 N. Dearborn. Central 8240. Midge Kennedy in a romantic comedy bv A. A. Milne who is older now and has re frained from too much whimsy. Curtain. 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. ?MENDEL, INC.— Adelphi. 11 N. Clark. Randolph 4466. Alexander Carr in an amusing comedy, if you are easily amused. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Eve nings, $3.00. Wednesday mat., $2.00. *HAT FEVER— Goodman Memorial. Lakefront at Monroe. Central 4030. Noel Coward's amusing comedv about an actress who has forgotten that she has retired. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings and Friday mat., $2.00. Re viewed in this issue. "THE CHICAGOAN" PRESENTS— Atop the Sherman, by N<*t Karson Cover Current Entertainment P.'ge 2 Caravanseries 4 Editorial 7 This Debutante Business, by Buy and Smith 9 Confidential, by Edgar Britton 10 Ceres, by Victor Haveman 11 Photographs, by Richard F. Mc- Graw 12-13 Distinguished Chicagoans, by J. H. E. Clar\ 14 Chicagoana, by Donald Plant 15 The Town at Night, by Clayton Rawson 16 Alarums and Excursions, by Wal lace Rice 17 Shopping Notes, by Ed Graham 18 In Times Like These, by Duane Wanama\er 19 Hell's Angels, by Sandor 20 Simple Simon, by Nat Karson 21 Town Talk, by Richard Atwater 23 Debutante Party, by Philip Nes- bitt 24-25 A Letter, by Ruth G. Bergman 28 The Stage, by William C. Boyden 30 The Cinema, by William R. Weaver.. 32 Music, by Robert Polla\ 34 Champagne, by focelyn 3 5 Shops About Town, by The Chicago* enne 36 Vox Paucorum 38 The Dance, by Mar\ Turbyfill 40 March of the Hours, by Alton Hartley 42 Books, by Susan Wilbur 46 THE CHICAGOANS 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 47. Mr HE TAVERN— Blackstone, 60 E. 7 th St. Harrison 6609. George M. Cohan in his revival and in the role Lowell Sherman had here a decade ago. Cur tain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Wednesday mat., $2.00; Saturday, $2.50. to be reviewed later. ^BERKELEY SQUARE— Selwyn. 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. Leslie How ard and Margalo Gillmore in a very nice now-itVl784-now-itVl928 sort of thing. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Eve nings, $3.00. New Year's Eve, $5.50. Thursday mat., $2.00; Saturday, $2.50. To be reviewed later. ¦KJONEST— Playhouse, 416 S. Michigan. Harrison 2300. Thomas W. Ross, some time favorite here, in one of those come dies. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Prices will be made known later. *AS TOU DESIRE ME— Harris, 170 N. Dearborn. Central 8240. Judith An derson in the fourth Dramatic League production, by Pirandello, opening Dec. 29. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinee, $2.00. To be reviewed later. •KB AD GIRL— Apollo 74 W. Randolph. Centra' 8240. Claiborne Foster in the dramatization of Vina Delmar's novel. Another of those flaming young love things, as you pmbably know. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Mati nees, $2.00. Opening Jan. 4. To be reviewed later. CHILDREH'S CHAUVRE SOURIS— Selwyn, 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. Second of the Junior League's plays for children, through Jan. 17. Very Russian and done in the gayest vein for the holi days. Ticket prices, $1.50. $1.00, $0.50. Saturday mornings at 10:30. OLIVER TWIST— Goodman Memorial. Lakefront at Monroe. Central 4030. First of the Goodman matinees for chil dren. The adaptation is especially for children, with undesirable parts omitted and life made a bit easier for 01iver. Ticket prices, $1.00. $0.75, $0.25. Also bv subscription. Saturdays at 2:30. THE DRUNKARD— Civic Arts Theatre, 13 58 N. Clark Div-^ey 10150. The Gold Coast Guild Players offer that hilarious melodrama of 1840. Curtain, 8:30. Admission price, $0.50. Every Wednesday and Thursday. MUSIC CHJCAGO CIVIC OPERA— The twen tieth season and the second in the new Opera House. The season will last thir teen weeks. Telephone Franklin 9840 for program information. CHICAGO STMPHONT ORCHESTRA —Orchestra Hall, 216 S. Michigan. Harrison 0363. Regular subscription program. Friday afternoons, Saturday [continued on page four] The Chicagoan — Martin J. Quigley, Publisher and Editor; W. R. Weaver, Managing Editor; published fortnightly by the Chicagoan Publish ing Co., 407 South Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. New York Office: 565 Fifth Ave. Los Angeles Office: 1605 North Cahuenga St. Pacific Coast Office. Simpson*Rei11y. Union Oil 'Building, Los Angeles: Russ Building. San Francisco. Subscription $3.00 annually; single copy 15c. Vol. X, No. 8. Jan. 3, 1931 Copyright 1930. Entered as second class matter March 25, 1927, at the Post Office at Chicago. 111., under the act of March 3. toVV- THE CHICAGOAN SPQH6DIAL AUTOMOBILE SHOWS National Automobile Show, Grand Central Palace, New York, January 3-10. National Automobile Show, Coliseum, Chicago, January 24-31. BASKETBALL Chicago — Bartlett Gymnasium — against Bradley Tech., Dec. 27; Brigham Young, Dec. 30; Ohio Wesleyan; Jan. 3; Minnesota, Jan. 17; Michigan, Jan. 24. Northwestern — Patten Gymnasium — against Alabama, Dec. 31; Notre Dame, Jan. 3; Michigan, Jan. 10; Ohio State, Jan. 24. FENCING Chicago, Wisconsin and Michigan, triangular meet, at Bartlett Gymnasium, February 28. GOLF Mid-January Tournament at Pinehurst, January 12-16. Florida East Coast Men's Championship at St. Augustine, January 20-24. Sweepstakes at Pebble Beach, California, January 25. GYMNASTIC Chicago, Wisconsin and Michigan, triangular meet, at Bartlett Gymnasium, February 27. HOCKEY Blackhawks — Chicago Stadium — against Philadelphia, Jan. 1; Detroit, Jan. 4; Boston, Jan. 15; New York Rangers, Jan. 18; Philadelphia, Jan. 22; Mon treal, Jan. 25. HORSE RACING Havana-American Jockey Club, Havana, Cuba, through March 31. JAI-ALAI Jai-Alai Club of Chicago, at the Clark and Lawrence Fronton, evenings. MOTOR BOAT SHOWS National Motor Boat Show, Motor Boat Mart, Navy Pier, April 24-May 3. PREP BASKETBALL City and Suburban High Schools Invitation Tournament, Dec. 29-Jan. 3. Olympic Tryouts — Norwegian-American A. A., at Humboldt Park, January 4. Olympic Tryouts — Northwest Skating Club, at Humboldt Park, January 11. Illinois State Championship — Elgin Skating Club at Elgin, Illinois, January 18. 4 TUECI4ICAG0AN [listings begin on page two] evenings. Twelve Tuesday afternoon concerts, two series of Young People's concerts and the Popular concerts on sec ond and fourth Thursday evenings. The fortieth season. Frederick Stock, conduc tor. Telephone for program information. CONCERTS AND RECITALS— Angna Enters, dance-mime, recital, Studebaker Theater, Jan. 4, 3:30. Senor Torre- blanca and his Tipica Orchestra of Mexi co, concert, Orchestra Hall, Jan. 4, 3:30. Ilza Niemack, violinist, recital, The Play house, Jan. 4, 3:30. Victor Chenkin, "The Singing Actor," recital, Civic Thea tre, Jan. 4, 3:30. La Argentina, dancer, recital, Jan. 5, 8:15. Prof. Maurice Martenot, music from the Ether, dem onstration, Studebaker Theater, Jan. 11, 3:30. Kneisel Quartet, Chamber Music Concert, The Playhouse, Jan. 11, 3:30. Miriam Klein, lyric soprano, recital, Civic Theater, Jan. 11, 3:00. Mary Wigwam, dancer, recital, Orchestra Hall, Jan. 16, 8:15. Denishawn Dancers and Ted Shawn, recital, Orchestra Hall, Jan. 18, 3:30. Kathryn Witwer, soprano, recital, Studebaker Theater, Jan. 18, 3:30. Arthur Shattuck, pianist, and Al fredo San Malo, violinist, joint recital, The Playhouse, Jan. 18, 8:30. Frances Hall and Rudolph Gruen, two piano re citals, Civic Theater, Jan. 18, 3:00. Min neapolis Symphony Orchestra, Henri Verbrugghen, conductor, concert, Orches tra Hall, Jan. 20, 8:15. John McCor- mack, tenor, recital, Civic Opera House, Jan. 25, 8:15. Budapest Quartet, Cham ber Music concert, Studebaker Theater, Jan. 25, 3:30. Winifred Macbride, pia nist, recital, The Playhouse, Jan. 25, 3:30. Florence Chaiser, soprano, reci tal. Civic Theater, Jan. 25. 3:00. Paul Robeson, baritone, recital, Orchestra Hall, Jan. 30, 8:15. LECTURES DRAKE HOTEL— Room eighteen, mez zanine floor. Last of the series of infor mal lectures on Interesting Types of Re' cent Literature, by Mabel Oppenheim; Saints and Sinners, Jan. 2, 11:00. INDIAN TRADIHG POST— 619 N. Michigan. Whitehall 7532. Lectures devoted to the life and culture of the American Indian. Influence of Indian Art on Modern America, by Fred Leigh- ton, Jan. 6, 3:00. Mound Builders of the Mississippi Valley, by Fay Cooper Cole, Jan. 20, 3:00. TABLES Luncheon — Dinner — Later ST. HUBERTS OLD EHGLISH GRILL —316 Federal. Webster 0770. God save our gracious St. Hubert's. MAILLARD'S— 308 S. Michigan. Harri son 1060. The name alone has appeal, and so does the cuisine. GRATLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. White hall 7600. Before or after you cross the bridge and certain to satisfy. VASSAR HOUSE— Diana Court. 540 N. Michigan. Superior 6508. Attractive surroundings and good foods for lunch eon, tea and dinner. TIP TOP INN — 206 S. Michigan. Wabash 1088. Mentioned among the Town's institutions and deserving it. RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Dela ware 3942. These thirty years have its fine Teutonic dishes been making history PICCADILLY— 410 S. Michigan. Harri son 1975. There is that often mentioned view of the lake and very satisfying cuisine. KAU'S— 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 4028. Entrenched in the German tradition of catering and service. HUYLER'S— 20 S. Michigan, 310 N. Michigan, Palmolive Bldg. Each con veniently located and the last mentioned being the newest. JULIEH'S— 1009 Rush. Delaware 4341. A broad and bounteous board and Mama Julien's smile. Better telephone. HARDIHG'S COLONIAL ROOM— 21 S. Wabash. State 0841. Efficient service and popular prices for luncheon, tea and dinner. CASA DE ALEX— 58 E. Delaware. Su perior 9697. Spanish atmosphere and tempting menus that are a change. JACQUES— 540 Briar Place. Lakeview 1223. The better sort of French cook ing and service. CIRO'S— 18 W. Walton. Delaware 2592. Catering to the epicure, whether it be luncheon, tea or dinner. MAISONETTE RUSSE— 2800 Sheridan Road. Lakeview 10554. Russian Euro pean catering and servicing that is superb. LAIGLON— 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. New Orleans Parisian cuisine of obvious merit. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. Diversey 8922. Here you may stuff the life of the party with big steaks in the small hours. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Dela ware 3688. Swedish service and dishes that will leave you well-fed and content. HENRICI'S— 71 W. Randolph. Dear born 1800. In the heart of the theater district and, as you know, no orchestra. ^Morning — Noon — Nigh t HOTEL SHERMAN— Clark at Randolph. Franklin 2100. Ben Bernie and his band at College Inn where Monday is Opera Night and Thursday Theatrical Night. Maurie Sherman for tea danc ing. Gene Fosdick at the Bal Tabarin Saturday evenings. BLACKSTONE HOTEL— 656 S. Michi gan. Harrison 4300. Unexcelled cui sine and meticulous service. MargrafF directs the Blackstone String Quintette. Otto Staack is in charge. COHGRESS HOTEL— Michigan at Con gress. Harrison 3800. Johnny Hamp and his orchestra are back in the Balloon Room and everyone is pleased about it. Service a la carte; no cover charge. Tele phone Ray Barrete for reservations. STEVEHS HOTEL— HO S. Michigan. Wabash 4400. As hospitable as it is large. Cope Harvey plays in the main dining room. Dinners, $2.00 and $3.00; no cover charge. In the Colchester Grill, dinner, $1.50 and a trio plays. DRAKE HOTEL— Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. Clyde Mc Coy and his orchestra offer a lot of pleas ant music. Peter Ferris directs the a la carte service. Weekly cover charge, $1.25; Saturday, $2.50. In the Italian Room, table d'hote dinner, $2.00. HOTEL LA SALLE— La Salle at Madison. Franklin 0700. Husk O'Hare and his boys are as popular as ever with the very nice young; crowd in the Blue Fountain Room. Dinner, $1.50. Supper, $1.00. No cover charge. PALMER HOUSE— State at Monroe. Randolph 7500. The Palmer House or chestra in the Empire Room: dinner, $2.50. Mutschler oversees. Victorian Room, dinner, $2.00. Gartmann in charge. Chicago Room, dinner, $1.50 with Horrmann greeting. BELMOHT HOTEL — 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. When the movement is northward one remembers the Belmont menu. Dinner, $2.00 and no dancing. SENECA HOTEL— 200 E. Chestnut. Su perior 2380. In the smart Cafe one finds quiet, an attractive menu and proper service. Table d'hote dinner, $1.50. LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lake Shore Drive. Superior 8500. So phisticated atmosphere, notable catering and fine service. Dinner, $2.50; no dancing. Langsdor oversees. HOTEL SHORELAND— 5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. An at mosphere of charm and beauty and the fine Shoreland cuisine. There is music, too. Dinner, $2.00. BREVOORT HOTEL— 120 W. Madison. Franklin 2363. Good old American cooking that always tempts the appetite. Sandrock oversees. CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL— 1660 Hyde Park Blvd. Hyde Park 4000. Conveni ently located, especially for the diner- out-south. Dinners, $2.00 and $1.50. Eisemann is maitre. BISMARCK HOTEL— 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. Noble Teutonic catering and service that upholds the best Ger man traditions. Grubel will arrange. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5349 Sheridan Road. Longbeach 6000. Phil Spitalny and his orchestra play bright tunes in the Marine Dining Room. Weekly cover charge, $1.00; Saturday, formal, $2.00. Dinners, $2.00 and $2.50 KNICKERBOCKER HOTEL— 161 E. Walton Place. Superior 4264. Ideal for private parties with the Oriental Room, Silver Room and Town Clubs. Dinner in the main dining room, $1.25. In the Coffee Shop. $1.00. Dusk Till Dawn CASA GRANADA— 6800 Cottage Grove. Dorchester 0074. Paul Whiteman and his orchestra and several additional en tertainers are still sojourning here. Weekly cover charge, $1.00; Saturday $1.50. FROLIC'S— 18 E. 22nd St. Victory 7011. Charles Kaley and his Hollywood orches tra and a better than ordinary floor show. Cover charge during the week, $1.00; Saturday, $1.50. CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. Willie Newberger and his band, Evelyn Nesbit and a good company of entertainers, and Chinese and Southern cooking. Cover charge, $1.50. Gene Harris greets PLANET MARS— 188 W. Randolph. State 7778. The Town's newest night haven. Austin Mack and his orchestra and Gigi Rene and her revue. Fred Emde is in charge. COLOSIMO'S— 2126 S. Wabash. Calu met 1127. Keith Chambers and his or chestra and a revue of a different sort. A la carte service with fifty cents cover charge. Before seven, dinner, $1.50; no cover charge. MACK'S CLUB— 12 E. Pearson. White hall 6667. Jules Novit and his orches tra, several we'lknown entertainers and a good revue. Cover charge. $1.00. TERRACE GARDENS— Morrison Hotel, 79 W. Madison. Franklin 8600. Lix Riley and his band and the famous Mor rison menu. No cover charge. Dinners, $2.00 and $1.50. Shaefer directs. BLACKHAWK— 139 N. Wabash. Dear born 6262. Ted Fio-Rito and his band with Dusty Rhodes at the drums, and Frank Libuse, the trick waiter. Dinner, $2.00. THQ CHICAGOAN -ONE KNOWS THEM BY THEIR HABITAT Those persons who always do things well . . . one knows them by their habitat » » They have a definite capacity for living amid the niceties of life without sacrificing any of the material comforts . . . and that at moderate cost » » They may be found swimming on the Cote d'Azur . . . applauding Toscanini at Baireuth... making a pilgrimage to Ober- ammergau » » At home — in the Barbizon-Plaza library reading Aldous Huxley... in the Barbizon Concert Hall listening to Homer, Gabrilowitsch or Gieseking ...view ing the worth-while in art, in the Barbizon Petit Palais des Beaux Arts located on the mezzanine » » This is the spirit of Barbizon-Plaza ... a building dedicated to the privileged detachment of the cultivated mind. Of course the building has radio in every room and many other conveniences, is located within a block of Fifth Avenue and one block from Fifty-seventh Street, and is the center of New York's Art and Music Life and is convenient to theatres and shops. THE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST is placed in a special recess in your door — in sealed container that keeps everything piping hot. No waiter to interrupt in the midst of a shave or shower. No charge. No tip. No delay. Pick it up whenever you are ready. BARBIZON-PLAZA 101 West 58th Street ¦ Central Park South ¦ New York Room, CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST and Bath. ..$20 to $45 weekly -Transient Rates.. .$3.50 to $6.00 daily TUE CHICAGOAN rwmpany \£tydison &a tfrnlded Studio Room of Good Housekeeping Magazine, John M. Smyth Store, Second Hoor A TOUCH OF THE DIRECTOIRE Ilk From Doorknobs to Directoire Tables this Hall is completely charming. The pale gray walls and smart battleship-gray linoleum floors are just as distinctive as they sound and furnish a lovely background for the Duncan Phyfe Sofa covered in cerulean blue silk. But why try to describe this unusual room when you can see it with your own eyes? It is on our Second Floor, West Wing — a part of an Early Republic House designed by the Studio of Architecture and Furnishings, Good Housekeeping Magazine, and reproduced within our Store. The John M.Smyth Company has a large, interesting collection of merchandise at small, interesting prices. OPEN EVERY SATURDAY AND MONDAY UNTIL 10 P.M. CHICAGOAN CALL it the Dramatic Decade. If 1930 wasn't a dra matic beginning it wasn't anything. A hit and run year if there ever was one, the box score bristles with home- runs and strikeouts and we for one are all for nine more innings as breathless, brilliant and, above all, entertaining. The record sparkles. Bobby Jones won all the golf championships and retired a gentleman; Gallant Fox won all the turf championships and did likewise. American teams were politely but posi tively victorious over British teams at polo and track and Notre Dame brought the last outlying province to subjec tion. Alonzo Stagg told a Congressional Committee he be lieved in prohibition and Walter Eckersall died. Sir Thomas Lipton accepted the hemlock Will Rogers cup even more graciously than the Vanderbilt victory. Wrigley cracked up under Cub losses and the Yankees won Joe McCarthy, the Conference expelled and reinstated Iowa without dis turbing its schedule, and the Blackhawks began winning hockey games. Miniature golf bloomed like a poppy and faded like Phil Scott. Anything that couldn't happen did ... a swell year from the stands and for short-enders. ALONE playhouse lighted lamps against a Hoover July and eight drama experts told Chicagoan readers pre cisely who had killed the theater and why, whereupon the dear departed rose in confounding glory to click off a great season. Fritz Leiber unsheaved a second folio of success ful Shakespeare and Little Theaters broke out like measles from Winnetka to Hyde Park Boulevard. The good ship Goodman weathered a storm that shook the Art Institute and James Weber Linn wrote his first play ... all who didn't will raise their right hands. The Punch and Judy, world's smartest cinema and too smart for Chicago, opened brilliantly with Abraham Liw coin and closed quietly with The King of Kings. George K. Spoor loyally unveiled his seven-million-dollar Natural Vision Pictures to home-town Chicago and Chicago didn't care. It was not a year for naturals. MR. INSULL'S opera continued to function without a horseshoe, Colonel Randolph took up magazine writ ing without laying down his cudgels against crime, the Planetarium and Aquarium restored interest in the lake- front and World's Fair buildings emerged from fancy to flambuoyant fact. A catch-as-catch-can Music Festival that turned out to be a Tribune promotion stunt attracted 150,- 000 persons to Soldier Field. Five times as many cheered the Air Races, Mayor Thompson and a handful of the faithful fawned upon an all-talking Hearst, and Holabird and Root's stunning new Board of Trade opened with a parade in true Mississippi Valley tradition. Civic publicity took a turn for the better. Out of the myths after Lingle came the beginnings of a news literature that threatens to wash us white as snow. Twenty-six designated Public Enemies seem less dreadful to a watch ful world than an imagined regiment. Judge Lyle's facility with big figures makes law seem earnest. Add alignment of federal, state, county and city forces in concerted effort — subtracting the possibility that anyone should have as sumed such alignment to prevail normally — and Chicago possesses the essential ingredients of a virtue saga adequate to one day transcend its saga of crime . . . whoever con ceived the idea of dramatizing justice as crime had been dramatized (it sounds disquietingly like one of our own) added distinction to a distinguished twelvemonth. THE Tribune took Charles Collins from The Chi cagoan and The Chicagoan took William C. Boy- den from LaSalle street, Law and a life of leisure. The Post committed a tactical error and Richard Atwater joined your favorite fortnightly. Lloyd Lewis deserted the movies for The Daily T^ews and Arthur Sheekman deserted The Times for the movies . . . score two for journalism. Ash ton Stevens became the year's outstanding columnist and Calvin Coolidge also wrote. Nearly every typewriter-owner in Chicago wrote a book, most of them about other places, and nearly every type writer-owner in the world wrote a book about Chicago. Books bogged at a dollar, rebounded to normalcy at two- fifty on the hoof, Mencken married and Sinclair Lewis took the Nobel prize money without laughing. The great American novel was postponed indefinitely. T NCIDENTALLY, the Town went broke and refinanced i itself by a wizardy nobody comprehends or needs to. Four boys from Sparta — we've forgotten their names — won the endurance flight title and lost it to St. Louis. Paddy Harmon died too soon, Dingbat Oberta too late. Texas Guinan opened a night club with her gang and closed it with a bang. Backgammon set in. Numerators achieved a recount proving anything and nothing, the market dropped back into the financial sec tion, Hoover sent the White House goblets to storage, the Democratic party broke through left tackle for a touch down and James Hamilton Lewis kicked goal. Television became a fact and lost its charm, women let down their skirts and regained theirs, the Mayor bought a yacht and ¦ Alphonse Capone opened a soup kitchen. A YEAR, we submit, to be applauded. No stage waits, no Eugene O'Neill soliloquies, a ripping blend of Lincoln J. Carter, Somerset Maugham, David Wark Grif fith and George Bernard Shaw, with a just right touch of Mack Sennett at the crises and a dash of Ibsen in the in terludes. Call it Act I of the Dramatic Decade and on with the show . . . the cut-rates shall not ring out tonight. 8 rHE CHICAGOAN SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK PALM BEACH CHICAGO MIAMI BEACH The Casual Aristocracy of a Palm Beach Season l he languid, easy living . . . The fashions of generations . . . and the newness, the impudence of new year's chic . . . Casino pyjamas, in which one dances, cut like dinner dresses . . . The bright, scrubbed look of the new cottons . . . the slim, hard-limbed air of swimming suits . . . These are the new gen eration of aristocratic fashions . . • among, as always, the collections of Saks-Fifth Avenue. THE CHICAGOAN 9 THIS DEBUTANTE BUSINESS Meditations of a Slightly Cynical Stag— at Bay * * T^A Y dear, I'm simply terrified! Ill didn't want to come out at all, but the family insisted and I've got to have one of those ghastly teas, and stand up for hours shaking hands with a lot of old dodos. Then there's my Ball that night, and I haven't per suaded Daddy yet to have champagne — I hear you just can't give a Ball nowadays without champagne. I don't know a soul, of course, because I was at Miss Risser's last year. Think of getting stuck at my own party! Now promise you'll dance with me." Thus speaks the shy, young bud of today — almost any shy young bud— at one of her first parties. And not a word of it does she mean, except her anxiety about the champagne. She stands poised upon the threshold of that glamorous existence for which she has been groomed and pointed for eighteen years, and, like an actress about to go on, sure of her public, she revels in it. Her apparent reluctance is a cloak for her eagerness, dictated by her conception of good taste. She will count her coming-out presents and bouquets with all the impatience and delight of the actress and her opening- night telegrams and flowers. Like college football, "making a de but" has developed in the last ten years into an institution. "This year's crop" vies with this year's team in the col umns and rotagravure pages of the local press. No Sunday paper is com plete without a picture of "Yesterday's Deb" as well as "Star Scores Touch down " Whether they like it or not (and they like it), the season's debu tantes have become public figures. They even give stiff competition to the public enemies. THE social debut has received so much free advertising and bally hoo that many simple, substantial citi zens with no social register pretensions of their own and few Gold Coast friends but with a fairly personable daughter whom they have managed to get into a good eastern boarding school suddenly discover that they are sold on the idea — a debut is indicated. Noth ing is too good for their little girl, ergo she must be presented to Society. Lurking behind this passionate eager- By DURAND SMITH Note: A collection of sketches by Philip Nesbitt, revealing still other aspects of this debutante busi ness, appears on pages 24 and 25. ness to give their daughter her due often is the hope that possibly their own social position will thereby be ad vanced. Certainly they expect to en joy vicariously her undoubted social successes and they hope that she will ensnare a particularly eligible young man and make a "brilliant" marriage. What heartaches and bitterness and genuine misery lie before such debu tantes! They are crushed into con formity with the debutante pattern and needlessly subjected to the malici ous cruelty of the gossip magazines' ranking lists. Very early in the season a definite group composed of the debutantes of the so-called first families assembles; they are extensively entertained, are sufficient unto themselves, and they see no reason why a girl should be in cluded in their parties merely because she is "on the list." One mother, a season or so ago, was so determined that her daughter should not miss out that she telephoned a prominent woman, who was giving a dinner dance and whom she did not know, and told her that she was sure there was some mistake for her daughter had not been invited. The mother and daughter immediately became known as pushers, the invitation was not forthcoming, and nothing but unpleas antness resulted. THE social evolution, known as "coming out," begins in the early autumn with North Shore teas and country club dances. The debutantes, starry-eyed, are eager to make a good impression on everyone. The unfamil iar and confusing environment breeds quick, impulsive friendships among them. The Service Club's annual re vue absorbs their energies (the more prominent did not take part this year) , the St. Luke's Fashion Show gives them an opportunity to appear before their public in all their beauty, and then through a series of dinner dances and theatre parties they grope toward an ease of manner and social assurance which is fairly well established by Thanksgiving. They develop, each in her own way, a determined social personality suitable for all occasions where men are pres ent. A cheerful brightness and a readiness for banter predominate. By Thanksgiving, too, they have acquired a definite set of social values, mostly false, which will guide them through the season and from which they will not recover for a year or two, if then. From their own friends and families and by their own intuition, they have evaluated each of their colleagues and have calculated to a nicety to what degree of intimacy to admit them. In this inevitable, perhaps subconscious grading, the social prominence, prestige and good-breeding of the debutante's parents plays by far the largest part. Personal charm carries little weight and money is for once an unimportant factor. There are always one or two notable exceptions in each season, whose personalities and instinctive air of being "to the manner born," triumph over the semi-snobbishness around them. By December the season is well-ad vanced. Most of the debutantes have shown definite preferences among the men. " A romance or two may even be in the bud. Watchful mothers have tactfully but firmly terminated the pos sibilities of glaring mesalliances, and have pleaded for discrimination in the choice of friends. Triumphantly the debutantes declare that the pace is killing them — "won't it be awful by Christmas?" — and som? of them look it. Invariably the debutante next you at dinner has to be up at nine the next morning to "do her Junior League hours." But it is unthinkable that she should leave the party before two. The grand climax is reached between Christmas and New Year's. The deb utantes dance relentlessly through a series of dinners and balls as lavish and exhausting as social aspirations and money can make them. Society takes its perverse way with them; they are "out," thoroughly unfitted for a sane social existence, to say nothing of such a commonplace as marriage, and the New Year finds them near a physical and mental collapse. 10 TMt CHICAGOAN But what of the stag, the funda mental social unit in the season's feverish gaiety, the debutante's sine qua non? He is as important as the cocktails, as inevitable as the orches tra, and he knows it. Invitations pour in upon him, like charity requests upon a millionaire, and he treats them all with indifferent matter-of-factness, re plying if and when he feels like it. He must not be confused with the Round'Faced Boys who are asked to swell the stag line at a large party. Not deliberately ill-mannered, yet he is the essence of condescension assum ing that invitations are his birthright. His casual acceptance of all hospitality and entertainment is a constant sur prise to his hosts. After a season or two, the stag's social sense is as keenly discriminating as the most blue-blooded debutante's. He employs his time to advantage, rush' ing the more prominent debutantes, but graciously dancing once or twice an evening with the also-rans. Often his clothes will reflect his estimate of the importance of the party. A white tie and tails instead of a dinner-jacket at a Casino dinner dance is his form 'Say, dearie, I guess I'll take tlwt etenard blue pair after all." of social obeisance. Sometimes he can be heard in the cloak-room saying, "Whose party is this tonight anyway?" He frequently switches place-cards with the utmost impunity. The stag will complain as bitterly as the older generation about the late hour at which the parties begin and end. Nothing, however, is done by any of those concerned. It would be an embarrassment to one's hostess to arrive anywhere near the hour desig nated. Forty-five minutes late is emi nently correct for a dinner dance, and then a half -hour of cocktails follows. At a dinner dance, the stag's influ ence is most acutely felt. He takes care to perform his duty dances be tween courses, free of the dreadful pos sibility of getting stuck. Then comes the critical moment. Will he remain on the floor and keep the party going or be off to highballs, champagne, and masculine conviviality at the bar? All too often he exemplifies the familiar line : "The stag at eve had drunk his fill." His greatest gesture is to have orchids delivered to his favorite debu tante at the dinner table. "OUT where does it all get you? U You have a wonderful time, of course, and I'm glad I did it, but what am I going to do now? Is it true that you have a better time the year after you're out, when you get to know the people you really like?" Thus speaks the debutante during early January, at least the debutante who is to amount to something. It may take her two years to achieve a sense of proportion and balance and a clear perspective, but if she does she will have stood a real test, she will be a real person. Ave atque vale, debutante of today! Your snobbishness, your vague, im petuous enthusiasms, your superficiali ties, your mad scurrying day and night: these are only growing pains. For what you are to be — te salutamus. WHIMSY Mr. A. A. Milne, As you know well, will ne- Ver forgive a body who Calls him Mr. Milne. And of course he will n- Ot be soothed until n- Obody has mentioned him As anything but Milne. — D. C. P. TUE CHICAGOAN n CRAY GODDESS OF LA SALLE STREET Ceres, goddess of the grain and the harvests, who stands majestically and appropriately, with her seed and her sheaf, atop the Board of Trade Build* ing. A night photograph by Victor Haveman. 12 THE CHICAGOAN 1 1 ¦ 4 .:.. £ \ :¦ \ " ¦ ¦¦fS:'' ' 1 B* TWO TOWN LANDMARKS Richard F. McGraw has photographed these two build ings that stand just north of The Bridge from another, the new Wabash Avenue Bridge, the steelwor\ of which forms a haphazard framewor\ for the windowed vista. THE CHICAGOAN 13 ROWS OF RIVETS Again Mr. McGraw has used the Wabash Avenue Bridge as the subject for his studious lens which has caught the raised span with its long lines of button- head rivets and protruding girders that support the pedestrian wal\. 14 HUBERT OSBORNE: Director of the Goodman theatre and repertory company and one of the few American directors who who have actually made a production in Europe. Former assistant to Professor Baker in his 47 Workshops at Yale and onetime stage manager to Mrs. Fiske, au thor of Shore Leave, collaborator on the adaptation of that piece into Hit the Dec\, his experience in the American and Euro pean theatre has made him the able direc tor that his Goodman productions have proved him to be. BURT A. MASSEE: Business man, yachts man and explorer of out of the way, off-the-beaten-path places and student of strange peoples who, with Commander Mc Donald, not long ago explored the Georgian Bay region and there discovered aboriginal skeletons and implements. Rare books and manuscripts, accounts and relics of his ex peditions, early history of Chicago and his travels interest him and have made him an interesting, romantic figure in metro politan life. DISTINGUISHED CHICAGOANS A Sequence of Portraits By J. H. E. CLARK HARRIET MONROE: Editor and found er of Poetry, foremost magazine of verse in the country, and author of many poems and books of verse, who has always be friended striving young writers; Vachel Lindsay's General Booth Enters Into Heaven, Joyce Kilmer's Trees and Rupert Brooke's war sonnets being some of the famous first poems printed in Poetry. Her Hotel, written in 1908, some five years be- fore the start of the free verse school, is one of the many pieces that make her a great poet. THE CHICAGOAN HENRY JUSTIN SMITH: Managing editor of The Chicago Daily l^ews, au thor of Deadlines and other novels of newspaper life and ccauthor (with Lloyd Lewis) of Chicago: The History of Its Reputation, who is a sort of literary hor' ticulturist of the town, nurturing such budding writers as Meyer Levin, Robert D. Andrews, Robert O. Ballou and such older flowers as Carl Sandburg, Ben Hecht, How' ard Vincent O'Brien, Robert J. Casey, Harry Hansen and the late Keith Preston. ERNEST R. GRAHAM: Architect and senior member of Graham, Anderson, Probst and White, who was associated with Daniel H. Burnham and was assistant to him in work on the World's Columbian Exposition. His ability in his vocation is made obvious by merely listing a few of the buildings of which he has had charge, entire or partial; Flatriron, Chase Na tional Bank, Wanamaker's, Field's, Sel- fridge's, People's Gas, Wrigley, Straus, Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum; of the last named he is a trustee for life. THE CHICAGOAN 15 CHICAGOANA Happy New Year's Eve Along the Nightclub Belt By DONALD PLANT FAR too much has already been written about nightclubs, don't you think? So we might as well get right down to business and write some more about what to do at the end of the day's occupation when you don't want to go home, or after you've been home and don't want to stay. Nightclubs might easily be classified and filed for future reference, but there's no use in getting all tangled up in things technical. There is, how ever, a sort of division that we might as well mention: those places where Ashton Stevens takes his bows and those where he doesn't. There is something about nightclubs that seems to attract great numbers of people, especially on New Year's Eve. Maybe it's the atmosphere. It's not all clear to us; neither, for that matter, is the atmosphere. Maybe it's the alcohol, the roistering, the im promptu visits from one table to an other, the confetti, the corkscrews. Maybe it's just unnatural home-life. Maybe it's Ashton Stevens taking his bow. And maybe it's just the people you meet. The first people you meet at night clubs, not including the check room girls, who, however, must be included later, are the maitres d'hotel. There are several types of these happy me diums who believe in table-tipping. There's the very chatty fellow, every body's buddy, the people's pal, the lit tle friend of all the world hoping, in several thousand words, that every- 'tjxjLcA thing is all right. There is the eye brow-raising snake-in-the-grass whose pocket will be the iniquitous home of your ten dollar bill, because he has been able to arrange a little drinking matter for you, after you have run out of liquor, which one oughtn't ever to do, but which sometimes does happen just the same. There's the one — and, oh, what a game life is for him — who may have been selected to appear before the movie camera in his own role when Joan Crawford's direc tor shot a scene of that maitre's night haven. And then, there's the tactful headwaiter who says, "This way, sir," and ushers you to your ringside table with a graceful gesture and a well- bred smile of recognition, thereby suf fusing your whole being with a feeling of gratification. AND the people at the tables near i yours. There are the lissome lady and the handsome gentleman who dance together so admirably. No gym nastics, no savage reversions to type for them. Not a bit of it. Probably they have danced together so often that it is now a habit rather than happiness. And while dancing she is flirting with the trap-drummer and he is eyeing the little blonde in the corner. There is the big business-is-colossal- but-it'11-be-better-soon man and the svelte blonde graduate of Miss Guinan's Finishing School. She hasn't finished with her consort yet, but when she does he will be aware of the fact that he has had a liberal education and will go home a poorer but wiser man. There's the youth who has slipped his leash at Chicago or Northwestern and is showing a Mortar Board or Kappa a perfectly grand time. Nor will you miss seeing the middle-aged couple down from Milwaukee who applaud at great length after each dance number and likewise praise by loud handclap- ping every offering of the entertainers and say, "Arrunt they won-derful!" But, please, don't let these people dis courage your nightclub plans for New Year's Eve. Perhaps it is the entertainers, the floor show, the revue. There's always a torch singer bodyand-soul-o-meoing, often she is pretty plaintive about it all, too. You're quite apt to witness Argentine folk-dances. It's this sort of thing that makes any tango played by orchestra the smoke signal for a perfect onrush of dancers — back to their tables. Another presentation by our cousins across the sea, most of whom seem to be in Chicago, is the Cossack dance which, your textbook will tell you, ought to be quasi adagio, quasi allegro, and which can't be any too allegro to please us. The Russian costume, how ever, does look comfortable and becom ing to boot, in fact from Tartar hat to boot. u SUALLY there is an Apache number, a blossoms-of-the-sewer #2t^^> 16 THE CHICAGOAN sort of thing during the offering of which each tries to beat and strangle the other in a most loving manner. Somewhere we saw a Hieland Las sie who had to have her fling. To the casual observer she might have been wearing an authentic Scottish costume, but to anyone who knew his tartans it was obviously a mixture of Campbell, Fraser and MacGregor. And she took one too many slides just before the last kick. There's bound to be a girl, buoyed by faith in the Castilian shade of her hair and eyes who took up the casta nets and Spanish shawl and attempts the tortuous wiles of a dance that probably wouldn't make King Al- phonse homesick. With all her stamp ing the dance doesn't bear the stamp of success. Maybe you'll see a Bubble Dance with several girls wanting the same balloon. The brunette with too much leg to stand on, got it the night we saw this divertissement and then ran through the gamut of the emotions, all in a perfectly nice way, understand. Another of the "every gesture tells a story" floor offerings is the "Do for papa the dying duck like Pavlowa!" dance. You are likely to wonder how a girl gets the Leda complex. And wc, we can't tell you. You might enjoy some of the Hawaiian dancers garbed in dried grass and a shrug. That's a little hang-over from the amber evenings of a decade and a half ago when hula was halcyon and On the Beach at Wa\i\i and Old Bill Bailey Played the U\ulele were popular player piano rolls. Perhaps in rime this flower will return to her job of feeder and folder for the Magnolia Wet Wash. And after all, maybe people go to nightclubs just to drink and dance. B UT you wanted to know where to go on New Year's Eve, didn't you? Well, how about College Inn? Now there's a place for you, and for us, too; on New Year's Eve or any other (preferably Theatrical) night. Ar rive sober so that you'll be able to ap preciate the lighting and the color and the design, John Norton's very swell tropical aquarium panels in the main room and the hors d'oeuvre bar. Ben Bernie (Old Maestro to the colum nists) and his orchestra turn out most lively tunes and Bernie is as witty a fellow as you can find at the art of introducing entertainers and guests. You'd probably enjoy the evening there. In the Balloon Room at the Con gress, in the Blue Fountain Room at the La Salle, in the Marine Dining Room at the Edgewater Beach, at the Stevens and at the Drake, you'll find very nice crowds of young prople You probably know Johnny Himp is back in the Balloon room and every one is glad about it. Husk O'Hare and his orchestra, early settlers in the Town, play in the Blue Fountain Room. Phil Spitalny is at the Edge- water Beach, Cop^ Harvev p!ays at the Stevens, and Clyde McCoy and his band at the Drake provide about as good music as you'd wish. On the far southside Paul (him self) Whiteman and his orchestra are still at the Granada and he has his own entertainers. Nearer Town Earl Hines plays at the Grand Terrace and there's a good aLl- colored revue. The Frolics has a better sort of floor show and Charles Kaley's orchestra, while just around the cor-ner at Colosimo's you'll hear Keith Cham bers and his band; there's a revue, too. In the Loop there's the new Planet Mars. Gigi Rene who seems really continental has a chorus of dancing girls who are pretty lively, and Austin Mack and his orchestra furnish a lot of good music. Lix Riley plays at Terrace Gardens and Ted Fio-Rito and his band, with Dusty Rhodes, are at the Blackhawk. North of the river there's Mack's Club with a new edition of the revue and Jules Novit's orchestra. At the Club Alabam Evelyn Nesbit, a floor show and Willie Newberger's band ought to make you happy. The Club Ambassadeur has Jimmy Noone's or chestra and a show. And, oh, there's the Turkish Village and the Uptown Village, the Limehouse, the Via Lago, the Gayety Club, Lincoln Tavern Town Club, Music Box, Club Roxy, Club Madrid, the Triangle, Beachview Gardens, Cotton Club, the Golden Lily and probably several other places that we can't for the life of us remember. Anyway, you ought to find some place to suit you. And remember at dawn New Year's day, after you've been riding around in a taxicab for some time for medical purposes that the papers mentioned that: "Indications point to a very- quiet New Year's Eve in the Loop hotels and night clubs. Police have issued their warn ing call: definite re strictions, prohibi tions and inhibitions ..." and never be lieve anybody again. THE CHICAGOAN 17 ALARUMS AND EXCURSIONS II. — New Light on the Haymarket Riot By WALLACE RICE WHO threw the bomb that killed seven policemen, wounded many more, and involved a hundred others in the casualties on the night of May 4, 1886, in Haymarket Square? It will never be known as a certainty, but from that night on there has been a strong suspicion among the news papermen, who were the best informed in the premises. It is known, of course, that on the 17th of the month the grand jury in dicted Fielden, Engel, Parsons, Schwab, Fischer, Spies, Neebe, Schnaubelt, Lingg and Seliger, for the murder of one of the policemen killed, Matthias J. Degan. Of these Parsons, Spies, Fischer and Engel were hanged on November 11, 1887, Lingg killed himself the night before in the county jail, Gover nor Oglesby on that day commuted the sentence of death passed upon Fielden and Schwab to imprisonment for life, Neebe was sentenced to fifteen years in the penitentiary, and Seliger was not brought to trial. Six years later Governor Altgeld pardoned Fielden, Schwab and Neebe. There remains only Rudolph Schnaubelt, whose sister had married Schwab, and was an inti mate of Lingg's, but not of the others. He had been twice in the hands of the police before his indictment, and was allowed to escape. Of him J. Seymour Currey, a lifelong Conserva tive, says in his Chicago: Its History and Its Builders: "In the dearth of any real evidence it was generally con jectured that the man was Rudolph Schnaubelt, a man who was twice ar rested and released on the night of the trouble." CHICAGO, as usual, presented two aspects after the jury brought in its verdict of guilty. Throughout the trial there had been the wildest clamor for conviction and hanging. This accomplished, 80,000 citizens here signed a petition for amnesty, headed by men like William Penn Nixon, publisher of the Inter -Ocean, and Ly man J. Gage, president of the First National Bank, both ultra-conserva tives. It was in response to this that Governor Oglesby acted in commuting the sentence of two of the condemned. When Altgeld took his seat as Gover nor, a further petition, signed by 60,000 persons here and elsewhere, asked for the pardon of these two men and of Neebe, whose only connec tion with the case was the owning of stock in a revolutionary newspaper. Among the signers were Colonel Rob ert G. Ingersoll, Roger A. Pryor, William Dean Howells, Henry D. Lloyd, and many more eminent men and women in America, and in Eng land William Morris, Annie Besant, Walter Crane, Stopford Brooke, and Sir Walter Besant with thousands of others. Governor Altgeld secured the rec ords of the case, and Brand Whitlock, then in the office of the Secretary of State in Springfield, an old and ex cellent reporter on the Chicago Herald who had later been admitted to the Illinois bar, briefed the testimony for him. But the pardon message, bring ing out the fact that none of the con demned men had in any way been connected with the manufacture or throwing of the bomb and had virtu ally been condemned, not for any crime but for their revolutionary opinions, roused the bitterest hatred again, and sealed his political fate, as he knew it would. Now I, myself, had been forward in the amnesty proceedings, roused to action by a learned and incontrover tible legal summary of the case by General M. M. Trumbull, a leading lawyer here after a brilliant record as a soldier in the Civil War; I was prac ticing law at the time. Later, when I went to work as a reporter and copy- reader for the Herald, I found a prac tically unanimous belief among the men who had been on the case that not only was Schnaubelt the maker and thrower of the fatal bomb, but that the police themselves believed this and, knowing that his connection with the others was of the slightest, except for his relationship by marriage with Schwab and friendship with Lingg, deliberately allowed him to escape, feeling that his conviction would neces sarily result in proving the men 'Some day, Gus, you're going to get hurt doing that. 18 THE CHICAGOAN * r.J *. 'Haven't you something more conservative? It's for a tumbler!" hanged quite innocent of guilty knowledge. IN 1898 I became intimate with Clarence Walworth Alvord, pro fessor of American history in the Uni versity of Illinois and editor-in-chief of The Centennial History of Illinois, and often discussed with him events of historical importance in Chicago, the anarchist case among them. As a re sult he asked me to set down what was known about Schnaubelt, for pub lication in the fourth volume of the state history. George A. Schilling, who had been an active member of the Eight-Hour Association at the time, and Clarence Darrow, always on the side of the under-dog, went over the matter with me, and we set down the facts upon which we were all agreed, which appear as a note in the volume mentioned, as follows: "It was the impression of all the newspaper men informed in the prem ises that the fatal bomb was made by Louis Lingg and thrown by Rudolph Schnaubelt. Many of them further believed that this fact was also known to the police and that Schnaubelt was allowed to go after they had taken him into custody because he could not be connected with the other men after ward condemned in any way, with the possible exception of Lingg and Michael Schwab, who was husband to Schnaubelt 's sister. Lingg, however, was thought to be the only one of the defendants who had guilty knowledge of the bomb and its throwing. "Schnaubelt, after his release by the police, went as far and as fast from the scene of the crime as he could, and when an indictment against him was found at last, was believed to be in southern California near the Mexican line, whence he could easily escape to another country. Dispatches were received by the Chicago papers which told of his whereabouts and eventually of his death. There was another story, not substantiated, that he had fled to Belgium, and died there." So much for written history. IN QUOTES Calvin Coolidge: Presentation of a Nobel prize to Sinclair Lewis has aroused considerable discussion. w\ O. O. McIntyre : If any one of the present crop of columnists could return to view the handiwork of his succes sors a century hence he would probably hang his head in shame and cry : "And, oh, boy, wasn't I lousy?" w\ Sinclair Lewis: I've now and then received some brickbats. w\ Arthur Brisbane: The great Ein stein is on his way to the Pacific Coast, going, most wisely, through the Pan ama Canal. W\ Faith Baldwin: Of course, well bred men and women don't throw dishes at each other. WK Alexander Woollcott: Once I was bedridden for five fearsome days in the Hotel Casino-Plage at Cher bourg. w\ Dorothy Dix: The answer is that you can't have your cake and eat it, too. hsr\ Robert E. Sherwood: Comedy is the one form of entertainment in which the movies have a tremendous advan tage over all other media. Leonard H. Nason: Smedley re turned to his desk and picked up the Potter folder again. C. J. Bulliet: Sculpture can be refreshing and invigorating despite the heaviness and solidity of its material. \M Adolph Zukor: Advertising is going to play an increasingly important part in activities. It is the best medium to acquaint the public with your work. \M Dr. Morris Fishbein: If fats are omitted from the diet, it is necessary to give large amounts of carbohydrates and protein in order to make up the energy value. Wi Heywood Broun : Frank Stockton once wrote a story about a man who ground pins. W\ Norman Bel Geddes: Ten years from now women's dresses will be shorter; women's dresses will be long er; women's dresses will be shorter; then, women's dresses will be longer. THE CHICAGOAN 19 IN TIMES LIKE THESE An Only Slightly Fantastic Variation on a Familiar Theme MR. BOETIUS BEETLE- BROOKE, "Bo" to intimates on the links of exclusive Chain-O- Lakes Golf Club and president of the Evaporated Fruit Condensing corpora tion, sat alone in his expansive office on the thirty-seventh floor of the Evapofruit building and gazed moodily out of a pseudo-French window. Five minutes before, or at a punctual quarter past ten o'clock, his Oxford trained chauffeur had set him down at the entrance of the building where, as he often reminded his family, he man aged by dint of long hours and the sweat of his brow to eke out an income sufficient to supply them with necessary European trips, Hispano Suisas and the sundry impedimentise of a decent liv ing. One hundred minutes from now Boetius Beetlebrooke would lunch; meanwhile there was work to be done. Business, the foresighted Beetle brooke had observed, was unmistakably bad. Even the trivialities were proving it. To begin with, the last shipment of $1.50 cigars, a sample of which Mr. Bigbarrel was even then chewing upon and which were imported direct from Habana, to his great surprise and dis gust had tasted like nothing so much as the Life Everlasting weed which, as a boy, he had rolled up and smoked in a wrapper torn from the previous week's issue of the Marvin Center Daily J^ews. Following close on the shipment had come an overcourteous letter (an old Spanish custom) telling him that hereafter the price of the cigars would be $1.60 each instead of $1.50. Then there was the stock market. He had sold 100,000 shares of Mexican Railways short at around 50 and his brokers had bought in at 25 to 20, offering the lame excuse that they had thought it advisable to cover at this price. Added to this, he reflected mis erably, the last forty cases of imported Scotch he had purchased were, he had been emphatically told by his bootleg ger, the last that he could secure at $7.00 the bottle. Hereafter the price would be $7.50. IT was not these things however, an noying and bothersome as they were, which bothered him. What he By DUANE WANAMAKEPv NOTE: It would sound well to say that this is the factual story of a Actionized person, or the Action ized story of a factual person, but either statement would be a half- truth. Perhaps it is most profitably perused as pure fantasy. was really worried about was business. Through genuine effort, plus a lot of sunny southern California weather and a few just possibly lucky breaks, he had been able to build up the largest evaporated fruit condensing business in America. His factories normally turned out 314,264,986 quarts of evaporated fruit juice "in the handy glass con tainer" each year. As may be guessed, his were no mean factories. There were plants located in New York, Chi cago, San Francisco, Boston, Phila delphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle and Marvin Center, Ind., where he had been born and where he established a plant just in order to show the home folks. As the demand for evaporated fruit juice grew, early in 1929 he had added night shifts in practically all of his plants and had completed the build ing of seven new ones, occupying a total acreage in their respective com munities of 186 acres. This had increased his output to an even billion jars of fruit juice annually. And now what had happened? The public, apparently, had decided to buy only what promised to be a meager 700,000,000 quarts of fruit juice for 'And did you know that the trap-drummer is a Phi Beta Kappa?" 20 THE CHICAGOAN the fiscal year. And he foresaw, to his horror, that unless business picked up shortly his total net profit for the year would probably be not more than two or three million. He had been com plaining to his salesmanagers for weeks now, to no avail. He had even dis missed six or eight of them and re placed them with new men, who had done no better than the old ones. Fac ing the inevitable, he had laid off half of the men in his plants, put into effect longer working hours and what ex perts had told him were greater ef ficiency methods. Where he had been spending $500,000 a year under the heading of "Shows, Exhibits and Enter taining" he cut expense to a mere $250,000. He had even seen to it that half of his office force, including stenographers and file clerks, had been let go on a week's notice which, as he wrote his office managers, "was more notice than I received as a boy when I was fired from the Marvin Center Grocery and Meat Market." YET with all these things done, he still faced the apparent necessity of winding up the calendar year with a mere 700,000,000 jars of fruit juice sold at the most and not more than a two million dollar profit. The situa tion was becoming desperate, some thing had to be done, and quickly he told himself, if he were going to prove to the world that he was not a quitter, that he was Napoleonic when it came to making vital decisions, and that he was a man with the courage of his convictions. He jabbed peremptorily at the push button labeled "Secretary." It was fully a minute, so engrossed was he in the vital step he was about to take, before he remembered that he had re leased his secretary in order to set a good example to junior executives, and at the same time in order to save the $50 a week which he reflected was well worth saving in what he had chosen to designate as "times like these." After a minute, however, a pale faced girl timidly opened the door and tiptoed over to face Mr. Beetlebrooke. "Are you a stenographer?" he yelled in his most businesslike manner. "No — no sir; that is, I'm not a regu lar stenographer. I can take a little dictation, I'm just a beginner and I have just been here a week." "Well, where are all the regular stenographers?" "Why, I don't know, sir, except Sandor tastefully omits the lamentably tasteless love interest that is shelved about midivay through Hell's Angels to make ivay for the finest flight sequence that has been produced. Mairie Jones — that's a file girl, sir, who works next to me — told me they had all been let go, sir, to save expenses." "Good. Take this down and be sure you get it right. First, tell Mr. Jones, the office manager, to see that proper copies of this are distributed through all of our offices in all of our plants. "Notice to All Office Employees: 'All extravagance and wastefulness must, effective at once, be done away with. "Use all pencils until they are worn to the end. Good pencils cost 40 cents per dozen, even in the quantities we buy them. "Beginning next Monday bottle drinking water will be eliminated. In times like these bottled water, with the necessity for furnishing ice and paper cups, is unecono' mical and wasteful. "Employees finding occasion to work after regular closing hours must use desks immediately adjacent to windows, so as to make use of all available natural light and thereby save electric light bills. "Until further notice all vacation periods are cancelled. There will be no sick leaves unless certified to by a reputable doctor. "Any employee who fails to obey any of THE CHICAGOAN 21 these important regulations will be dismissed instantly. "You got that. Good. Now have this notice delivered to Mr. Williams and tell him to send it around to all executives to be passed on to all em ployees in every office and in every factory that I operate. "Notice to All Executives and All Employees: "In times like these it is of the utmost importance that each and every one of us co-operate to the fullest degree in helping to cut unnecessary expense, cut down over head and thereby stabilize and help to bring back prosperity to the nation. "Effective immediately, therefore, your salary will be reduced 20% until further notice. In order not to place an undue burden on any one, this applies to every one." WITH a sigh of satisfaction and a feeling of having courag eously faced and solved a knotty prob lem, Mr. Boetius Beetlebrooke reached for the telephone, called up the Large- craft Shipyards and informed them that he had made up his mind to buy the Sea Queen cruiser, if they still offered it for $100,000 and if they Ed Wynn is confessing how much he "lovths the tvoodths" and zvho wouldn't love the woods when they're chock full of sightly, sprightly show girls whose dancing, plus Wynn's delightful whimsies, make of Simple Simon a lavishly funny evening in the theater. could assure him he would be able to get together the necessary crew of 18 men in time to take him to the Ba hamas for his regular vacation. Hav ing learned that money still talked, even in these times, and that all would be as requested, he again enlisted the service of the telephone to call his Club and ask them to prepare a little din ner featuring some of his pet South Dakota pheasants for an entree. Feel ing, then, the satisfaction of a day well spent, a day he later described to some of his cronies as one of solid accom plishment, he put on his hat and marched briskly out of his office and down the corridor to the elevators. Cogitating upon the significance of his actions of the morning he waved aside a cruising taxicab and walked with firm tread to a stairway beneath a sign which read "Northwestern Elevated." ABOUT NOTHING Roses and rue and The hemlock tree — These were the signs of Your love for me. Rue, a few tears and The bitter gold Of leaves grown faded And joy grown old. Day and Sunset and Noontide and Dawn Knew your footstep and Now know it gone . . . Summer and Winter, Springtime and Fall — I have forgotten You through them all! — DOROTHY DOW THESPIAN LAMENT How little do they know the actor's plight; Mouthing some playwright's words day after day, Ignoring self to make a fiction live. The play says laugh, and laugh he must, or frown And he must frown. Ah, could they see That often 'neath that cloak of gloom and sorrow He bears and must conceal his gaiety! — DON TRUMP. 22 THE CHICAGOAN Classic American Laughs 'Milady gained a hundred and eight — the horse laid down and died" THE CHICAGOAN 23 TOWN TALK Dinner Party Tricks A Soda in Calcutta — The Disregarded Millionaire Chain Store Romance^Hobelman the Fantastic-^-American Operas Traveling Tip^-Mrs. Riq's Joke Table Diversion A SIMPLE but amaringly pleasing (to the performer) improvement on the Harold Lloyd spoon-and-glass trick in Feet First has been invented by a debonair Board of Trader. Two glasses and four spoons are first ar ranged in a straight line in the follow ing manner: glass; spoon (handle to ward glass); spoon (handle toward bowl of preceding spoon) ; spoon (bowl next to bowl of preceding spoon); spoon (handle toward following glass) ; glass. (Use conventional water tumblers and dessert spoons.) Hit the two bowls of the middle spoons with a single blow of the hand. The two outside spoons will rise in majesty and plop in delightful unison into the two glasses. Ray Florentine, inventor of this doubling of the original trick, modest ly claims it is quite as easy to perform as the one with merely two spoons and one glass. We imagine it could be re doubled, using four glasses and eight spoons in a cross formation, but have not dared to try it yet, as we are at present living away from home and once in a while a flying spoon breaks its glass. Gluttons for practical humor, if at tempting this feat of science at a din ner party, will fill the tumblers with a suitable liquid for the flying spoons to splash on the awed other guests. Mother India and the Great American Beverage <*\ WILL never forget," observed 1 our lawyer friend, "the time Blanche and I were in Calcutta. It was hot, fearfully hot, and after walk ing around to see the sights Blanche decided what she wanted was a choco late soda. " There is no law against wanting a chocolate soda,' I told her, so we found a confectioner's shop and went in. Six barefoot waiters surrounded us with impressive salaams. I played safe by asking for ginger ale. Blanche By RICHARD ATWATER went through with her demand for a chocolate soda. Could she possibly have a chocolate soda in Calcutta, India? "But certainly. A — what was it? — chocolate soda? — but exactly. One moment. . . . "And after half an hour the six barefoot waiters returned with more salaams and platters. I got my ginger ale. Blanche got a saucer of chocolate creams and a glass of bicarbonate." ^Anxious Mothers IT'S not often we're taken off our feet by a sudden wave of sympathy for theater box-office men. But the gentleman in the coop at the Selwyn who has been handling the Junior League tickets there has our idea of a fulltime occupation. We stood in his lobby for but a few minutes, waiting for Doris to come out of The Blue Bird on a recent Saturday noon; and if he was asked once that the show was fit for children, he was asked ten times. And fit for children of what ages? And was it all right for boys? And could the lady go in and witness the last five minutes of the show for noth ing, so she could see for herself if it was the sort of play children should be taken to? And this Chauve Souris. Was it really in Russian? Oh, it was a French title. Would the children understand a play in French? Oh, it was in English. With music. What kind of music? Was, it fit for twelve boys and girls of different ages? Could she return the tickets if she changed her mind? Was it all right for — ? Lions Again, and Another 'Visiting Frenchman "THHERE is a big oil painting of 1 Daniel in the Lion's Den which hangs in the window of a south side negro barber shop," reports Robert Andrews. "We finally figured out that Daniel was bearding the lions. I don't know whether this is funny or not. "Anyway, the great Oscar Du- frenne, who is called the Ziegfeld of Paris and only has ten million dollars, added another chapter to our Gallic saga by announcing when he came to Chicago that the one thing he wanted to see — the one Chicago thing outside of Capone which is famous in Paris — was Gloria Swanson. This Gloria Swanson is a negro impersonator who appears at one of the black and tan places. "She picked this week, of all weeks, to be off duty, thereby passing up a chance for a big job in Paris, because Dufrenne wanted to have her. "Then he went to the Granada to hear Paul Whiteman, with the inten tion of asking Mr. Whiteman to bring his band to Paris to play in one of Dufrenne's big theaters. Somebody decided the little fat Frenchman with button shoes wasn't important, and Mr. Whiteman and M. Dufrenne did not meet. "So my thoughtful assistant, Mr. Caspar-Jordan, took Dufrenne to a taxi-dance hall, and he was charmed and enthralled. He says he's going to establish a taxi-dance place in Paris: he thinks it's the best idea Americans have had for a long while. So naive, so innocent, he declares with a really touched enthusiasm." Jive-Yards McCarthy as a Literary Editor EDITORIAL challenge in the De cember number of a new Uni versity of Chicago literary magazine: "The Circle does not expect an im mediate overwhelming response." Well, here's an immediate response, we hope not too overwhelming. We got a surprise in it at once: news that The Circle was founded in 1922, and died in 1926 under the editorship of Five Yards McCarthy! As if this his tory were not funny enough, the now renewed Circle calls its current num ber Vol. 1, No. 1. Even outside of that, the new Circle [turn to page 26] 24 The "Cheek and Jowl" pos ture. Rather zvearing on the makeup, but supposedly a part of that inevitable intimacy that flowers under the "debutante system." "Stuck!" The most out standing source of party- melancholia THE CHICAGOAN 25 / typical debutante's delight fortunate and unsurmottnt- yas this is ai ling. Merely cf non-con- ji the laws of •r election This superbly graceful posture is frequently adopted by the lady. W i t h chin impinging upon the shoulder of her man, there must natural ly be a counter-balance elsewhere DEBUTANTE PARTY By PHILIP NESBITT SHOWING THE VARIOUS VICISSITUDES WHICH BE SET THE UNWARY ON THIS PARTICULAR OCCASION One always meets with difficulties when cutting- in on Englishmen. They become florid, torrid and thoroughly horrid. And here is timid little Ever ett attempting a brief siege 26 THE CHICAGOAN TOWN TALK (begin on page 23} is probably worth keeping for its lead ing storiette, December Crossing, by Thornton Wilder: on the assumption (in which we may be quite wrong) that this is his first published attempt at realistic writing. December Crossing is sound, honest, intelligent, and a little thin, though not too much so for a "sketch," as it is labelled. We were tickled by what seemed to us a slight slip in writing, for a stylist of Wilder's deserved repu tation. Describing one of the passen gers on an Atlantic boat two days out from New York, he writes: "Emma-Louise was a pretty school teacher of twenty-two who had never left Copper Hills, Missouri." <uind Another Vol 7, No. 1 ANOTHER Chicago novelty is the L first issue of The "HationcX Boot legger, whose alert editors decided the alky business deserved a trade journal, too. The Hational Bootlegger, outside of this excellent idea, is not screaming ly funny. But we enjoyed the page of classified ads. "For Sale— Complete equipment of modern factory near Chicago, 111., by a widow of former owner. " — "Bartender — White, not married; safe and reliable; worked last place ten days." For its poetry section, the new trade journal of course selected The Face on the Barroom Floor. [To the printer: omit word "barroom" in Mr. Fred Donaghey's copy of current Town Talk.] WK Unimpressed OUR friend the psychologist was explaining to the small daughter of another acquaintance what it is like to be an experimental scientist and have a laboratory. "For instance," explained Dr. Boder, "I have a lot of mice — " "Who hasn't?" asked the child. aA Conference Over Us! it FN EAR Mr. Atwater: Your name LS came up at a conference this morning. We were going over some of our subscription lists, and I regret ted to note that your subscription to World's Wori^, which [sic] expired some time ago, has never been re newed." It is Mr. Coolidge who lately became famous in a critical department of a New York magazine for misplacing his whiches; and it's World's Wor\ that sent out that blanket "Confidence" let ter about Herbert Hoover. The whole thing looks to us like a Democratic plot, probably started by Charley Michelson. We have another professional con tribution. From Procter & Gamble, quoting at length what several noted humorists have been wheedled into saying about floating soap. This gave us an idea. Have you ever wondered what R. H. L. means by his favorite word, "lagniappe?" Lagniappe, my friends, means to slide on a bar of soap in the bathtub. Little Feet What little feet my dreams go on — they wal\ upon the meadows of my mind between white consciousness and soft blue sleep daintily, but with a small firm tread and call with such a tiny voice they scarcely spea\ at all. But when their little feet have gone their footsteps echo in the quiet dawn. — JEANNE DE LAMARTER. Noetic Grocers HAROUN-AL-RASCHID himself would have liked the romantic scene witnessed the other morning in, of all sentimental places, an A. & P. store. Entered a beauteous damsel custom er. She giggled up to the counter, beamed at the youth in the grocer's apron, and throated "Good morning, dear." Not to be outdone in courtesy, the clerk reached for a handy bunch of carrots, tore it in two, and gallantly handed the maid the pretty green tops with the cry, "These have been waiting for you, darling." "What, a bouquet?" breathed the ecstatic damsel. It was then that the, manager him self broke into song. "Did you say bouquet," he asked the blonde, "or O. K.?" Well, they rhymed the way he said it. W\ Sxpert THEN there was the alien gent who lived in a dark, dank basement in a west side tenement, and finally de cided something had to be done. Af ter a long and difficult colloquy with the janitor's wife, for she was of a still different nationality, a phone call was put in for professional assistance. And the Beaverboard salesman named Charles Roach (says Loren Car roll) was a long time indeed in that dark, dank basement, finding out just why he had been called. The Pianist Riq PIANOS, which were just about to join the reed organ in the pages of history, are looking up again. It's not so much that radios are making the folks Brahms-conscious, as it is the new method of teaching children the key board. There's a handsome card, with squares printed on it in red, white and blue, and about the size of four play ing cards laid end to end, that you put behind the keys and presto! By shift ing the position of the card you can transpose your music in any key. At least that's what Doris brought home from school. After four lessons she can play six songs in any key, melody in the right hand and chords in the left, or melody in the bass and chords in the treble, as she pleases. She was quite taken back when we told her that's more than we can do. "You and Otto Miessner," we told her, "have passed Riq at last." "I thought you could play more than that," she sighed as one more child hood illusion spent its bubble. "I thought you could play anything on the piano. Although whatever you play always sounds like the same tune." THE CHICAGOAN 27 Our Curious Colleagues AMR. HOBELMAN, in his Econ omy Spectator column, threatens to review our impending juvenile book at the risk of our reviewing him in consequence. If there is going to be any consequence, it is going to be in Hobelman's department. We will not be scooped. We will review him, first. David Earl ("Ex-Gimmick") Hobel- man started life as a chronic column contributor, with the plea in his favor that he never sent in poetry. Writing under twenty-four signatures, each more lunatic than the others, he was able to "crash" the various columns not only in the same day but several times each during each day. We for get his actual numerical record for this imbecilic horseplay, but it was as if "Holdem Joe" had sat on forty-eight flagpoles at once for six years. About this time, Mr. Hobelman de cided to quit his regular employment so as to have leisure in which to con tribute to the columns. He then, with philosophic consistency, quit contrib uting to the columns, also; with the result that one columnist after another, finding his mail decreased fifty per cent, began to think wistfully of going into the movies or writing flapper novels. Lately Hobelman had a fur ther idea, and started a monthly column in the Spectator so that he could bar contributions from it. A portly genial, he has been com pared in physique to Gilbert K. Ches terton, Dr. Samuel Johnson and once (this was immediately retracted) to Mr. Hoover. He has a cat, named Thomas Heflin, who brings squirrels into the house. At one time he in vented a peppermint drink which a south side churchwarden mistook for catnip tea and which on another occasion was highly praised by Keith Preston, who at a meeting of the Royal Bengal Bicycle club solemnly declared, after partaking of it, that he "felt like a peppermint patty." Hobelman escapes the vagrancy law on the plea that he lives on detective stories, of which however he only reads the jackets. He has a mild mania of bringing, to the Hi-Cat lunch table, friends of his who look like Lindbergh, Lloyd Lewis, or other notables begin ning with L. Perhaps his most suc cessful exploit was the time he attended a Richard Halliburton lecture here and broke up the show by applauding lustily at a very wrong moment. He has never been on the air since the unfortunate night when, allowed to make an announcement by a mis takenly trustful broadcasting acquaint ance, he shouted into the microphone that "the next number would be Poet and Peasant at the request of Mr. Richard Atwater, the composer of the overture, who is now listening in to this program at Mooseheart, Illinois." w\ ^American Opera AFRAID we can't settle the mild k. controversy over Mr. Forrest's Camille. Owing to the current unset tled state of your Mr. Riq's domestic affairs, he was unable to attend the new American opera, Mr. Linn's play at the University, the Stribling-Grimth fight and even had to say No to an invitation to the Goodman theatre. The idea of a new American opera in French, and around a classic French story at that, does interest us, however. To the extent that, had we four in stead of three chords to our musical repertoire, we'd immediately dash off an American opera ourself . As we've suggested before, perhaps in a different journal, this country no longer needs a classic American dra matic theme. It has one. It might be a shame to make an opera out of it, with over-chubby singers and gesturing sopranos attempting its high romantic roles; but this wouldn't matter much if a master did the score. What Price Glory, of course. And — except for the small part of the farmer who had a daughter fair, — in the American language, if you please: with or without kettledrums to em phasize the expletives. hm The Pencils of Mr. Pond * ' TVA AY I borrow your pencil?" I 1 we asked the eminent archi tect, who had just delivered one of his peerless puns. But we forgot about the pun when Mr. I. K. Pond soberly reached into six pockets and brought forth twenty-three pencils. Each pen cil was one inch long. Those that were not black had red, blue, or yellow leads. "Why yellow?" asked the baffled student. "The yellow pencil, with a blue one, makes green, which I sometimes want," explained the benignant Pond. And so it was at last that the news came to us, how architects draw the ornamental grass lawns and those goofy looking little trees in their charming prospectuses of future real estate. Symphony- Go-Round LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI, reports * critic Stinson, has another new trick for his great orchestra. The plan is to discard the old-fashioned concert- meister, and instead "rotate members of the first-violin section at the leader's desk." But why stop at the first-violin section? If it isn't too revolutionary, we'd like to see a whole symphony orchestra rotating. On a revolving stage, of course. My goodness, think of the fun they could have riding around like that while they play. During a Blue Dan ube waltz they could punctuate each change of theme by changing the direc tion of their revolution. This is a grand idea. The conductor could fur ther ride on the revolving stage with his band, directing with one hand and holding on to one of the horses with the other. This would give that front as well as back view of Mr. Frederick Stock's face (if Dr. Stock will accept the sug gestion) that so many of us have often cried for in Orchestra Hall. "Things They Never Knew Till Now" GT. EDKINS: "That you are ? the last of the romantic col umnists." GoudyBold: "That Karleton Hack ett called La Argentina 'the simple village maiden — simple like a fox in the hen house.' " R. W. Sanders: "That the men's grill at the Merchandise Mart has a complete set of matched blonde wait resses, all the same height." B. F. O.: "That the urchin at the 28 fHE CHICAGOAN door trying to sell me a magazine said there was an awfully good serial in it by Zinc Grey." Joseph Hagans: "That people who drop their h's are also likely to drop the peas from their knives." Prof. Jekyll (of Hyde Park) : "That I have been tapped for Pi Gamma Mu, in Winfield, Kansas, but ducked the accolade when I heard it was some thing like Phi Beta Kappa and costs $12.50." Somebody on the Post: "That, ac cording to a Tribune headline (Cubs Give Up Reading Club; Orders It Sold) the boys can." R. P. Elliot: "That, according to the Post, Charles A. Yerkes was re cently fined on a charge of wrec\less driving." C. Wesley Edwards: "That the empty garages in Goshen, Indiana, are now full — of Goofy Golf indoor courses; this movement including those sterling ex-Buick dealers, Putt 6? Tee- garden." Riq: "That no Winchell has yet been discovered to end all Winchells." w\ Jun with Porters TRAVELERS thinking seriously of attending the winter sports in Florida might like to know how to tip the Pullman porter in the most per fected manner, as invented years ago by migratory salesmen. Not being what B. L. T. used to call a gadder, we only just now heard about it from John Richerson. At the start of the trip you pull out a five dollar bill, exhibit it to the porter, and then solemnly tear it in half, giv ing him one of the two pieces. The other half, you explain, is his at the end of the trip if he has earned it. Otherwise, you will simply throw it away, for what is money to you? Arriving safely and well cared for at your destination, you allow your self to be brushed off and dismounted. You walk away from the train for at least twenty paces before you turn to look amusedly at the utterly crestfallen darky. Then you go back and give him his second half of the bill, which he now appreciates to its fullest value. w\ The Mysterious Lady Friend AT an early hour Thursday, the L phone rang in Mr. Riq's one- room apartment and that worthy answered. "Do you know who this is?" asked a mocking feminine voice. Old, unplaceable memories sang like distant music in her mysterious and haunting laugh. "Wait a minute," we cried into the transmitter. "I know that I have known you well, and want to see you again. But no, I can't think just which one this is. Tell me who you are, for I cannot bear this suspense." "Your wife," giggled the mocking feminine voice. W\ Post Script AND to avoid further calls from l sympathetic lawyer friends, we'd better explain right here that the reason your chronicler was far from home during the month of December was a scarlet fever quarantine and not other separation proceedings. By the time these lines are in print, this little bird should be home again in the arms of a lady with a new, babylike complexion. For the sake of the record, we must report one fatality. Mitzi, that sweet and literarily help ful kitten, for various cruel reasons caused by the emergency, had to be given to the Humane society. She was a gallant little cat. We hope the trolls will be very good to her. A LETTER To His Honor, the Mayor NOTE: Miss Bergman's reply is to a letter requesting attendance upon a meeting of Chicago women scheduled for the Mayor's office at 2:30 December 15, 1930. To His Honor, William Hale Thompson, Mayor of Chicago. Dear Sir: Thank you very much for your in vitation to meet with the other repre sentative women of Chicago. I accepted the invitation and I'm awfully glad I did. The meeting was a wow, especially the part when the city at torney talked about "this master mind, the mayor." But to go back: I want to say that I appreciated the form of your invita tion. "Dear Friend," your letter be gan. That created a nice, intimate, neighborly feeling right away. The mimeograph showed me that you were sending many duplicates and I knew that I was being invited to a great big, friendly get-together of the best people. It was lovely that so many turned out for the meeting. Of course a few ladies were disappointed when the crowd got so big it couldn't be accom modated in your office; but it was sweet of you to transfer the meeting to the grand ballroom of the Sherman. It meant a lot to some of us to get a chance to go to a big hotel, much more to see a gold ballroom. And the speeches! I really couldn't say which one I enjoyed most. The chairman was splendid when she de scribed the "jealous and malicious per secution" you had suffered because of your noble plan. "As soon as a man gets up in the world," she told us, "people begin to say mean things about him; but everything turns out good for those who love the Lord, as the Bible says." I didn't know the Bible put it just that way, but maybe I don't know the Bible as well as your crowd does. AS I understand it (correct me if I i don't) the plan for your pros perity drive is something like this: Every mechant in the Chicago district would buy your coupons and give them to their customers at the rate of one for every twenty-five cent purchase. Every buyer would get a cookie jar and store his coupons in it. The stubs would be sent by the merchants to the city hall. When one cookie jar was full of coupons, one would get another. When the city hall was full of stubs we might have to build an annex and that would create work for a lot of men and add to our prosperity. That about the annex, of course, is my own idea; but you can have it gratis. All that your chairman said was that the stubs would go to the city collector and that the citizen holding the lucky num ber would get a hundred thousand dollars. Now I think that's real nice. It's funny that those enemies of Chicago wanted to start so much trouble and keep you from sending information about this plan through the mails and over the air. The only thing I can see about your plan is that somebody is going to get a lot of money out of it, if it goes through; maybe it'll be me and maybe you — that is, of course, if you buy at stores that give away the coupons; maybe you think it'll help re elect you and all I've got to say about that is that maybe it will. One of the speakers said that "we all know that William Hale Thompson is a true American patriot"; and some body back of me said "amen" or it rHE CHICAGOAN 29 may have been "and how." I loved the speaker who, with tears in her voice, referred to the drive and said: "May you talk it, live it, act it, and in so doing you will be doing the great est humanitarian deed of your life!" MR. SALTIEL, the city attorney was very dramatic, and you just ought to have heard all the nice things he said about you, Mr. Mayor. It was he who called you a master mind. Yes, he did, honestly. He talked about "that rare good discrimination" that has made you "the great good mayor" that you are. He told what you think of England and the dole system; and we all read one of the papers given us as we entered the room, a reprint from the Daily Republican-Times of Ottawa, Illinois, telling the trouble about the English dole. I tell you, we were awfully impressed by that, be cause you know what an authority the Ottawa paper is on affairs in London. Then Mr. Saltiel told us how opposed you were to doles. "Mayor Thomp son's not going to let bread lines stain the history of Chicago!" he said. "This master mind, the mayor, while lying in his hospital bed thought up this pros perity drive." And then those enemies of Chicago, those men who want everybody to starve — they said the plan was a lot tery and against the law. How could they say that? Why, Mr. Saltiel said, they didn't even know what the plan was. How could they? You didn't know what it was yourself, Mr. Saltiel said. But you carried the fight to Washington and, as your chairman said, "if you try to do good, every thing is sure to come out all right." So what happened in Washington? The men there said: Bill Thompson's all right! That's what Mr. Saltiel told us and we all applauded. So when we women were asked to help, of course we said we would. You bet we'll buy where we can get coupons. Maybe we'll win a lot of money like the man in England that the chairman told us about. He was old and he bought a ticket and he had nine children and he won ninety thou sand dollars; and maybe one of us will win even more on your sweepstake — pardon me, your drive. So I thank you, Mr. Mayor, for your kind invitation. I certainly got a big kick out of your party. Very truly yours, RUTH G. BERGMAN. v^rr. r-VFTER the theatre make White Rock a part of the party. - * If you enjoy ginger ale, you will be pleased with White Rock Ginger Ale — the only ginger ale made with this leading mineral water. 30 THE CHICAGOAN THE STAGE Wynnie the Goof A A. MILNE never had his Win- ? nie venture to answer the rid dle, "What is the difference between steak and hamburger?" with the pithy retort, "One day." Nor does the whimsicality of the polite English author endow any of his characters with a radio so small that it can get Amos, but not Andy. Mr. Ziegfeld's Wynnie, known by his intimates and every one else as Ed, makes the above and a thousand other gags an integral part of his fairy tale, Simple Simon. This melange of nuttiness and splendor can be seen at the Grand Opera House, but not at cut-rates. It is too big and good a show to need coupons on cigar counters to attract the present hesitant theatrical trade. There are among the highly cultural those who do not go for Ed Wynn. But if you give this big-shot comic even a slight degree of receptivity, he will yank the laughs out of you in spite of yourself. Like other heavily featured revue stars he usually has too much to do, and it can not all be good. Some of the wisecracks shooting in a machine gun fire from his lisping lips are puerile; other hilariously amusing; all of them clean by present day stand ards. Ed Wynn is at his best with his Rube Goldberg inventions, the mouse trap with no opening, the cash register that shuts when anyone reaches for a dime, the velocipede piano which he jazzily cycles with Wini Shaw seated on top and intoning torch songs. Equally funny are his encounters with various nightmare animals. A contor tionist frog and a huge face without legs are swell, but the highest honors fall to a trick horse whose front legs are manned by Joseph P. Shrode. Mr. Shrode to my knowledge has been do ing the front legs of a horse for the last fifteen years. I first saw him in the Follies when I was in college. He has mastered his art. Mr. Wynn does incredible things with the equine. In deference to hard times he clips off the horse's tail and presents it as fodder instead of hay. When repairs are needed the beast is jacked up, automo bile-like. So sympathetic does one be come with Wynn's waggeries that he can wander among papier mache trees, murmuring, "I love the woods," a By WILLIAM C. BOYDEN dozen times and make you think it is funnier every time he does it. For the rest, there is extravaganza on the Babes in Toyland pattern, rich settings by Urban, a chorus of appetiz ing wenches, a job-lot of average per formers — and Harriet Hoctor. Pro fessor Turbyfill, D. D. (Doctor of the Dance) is giving you the real low- down on her work in his column on page 40. I have heard a rumor that he thinks she is good. Some of my highly aesthetic colleagues have re ferred to her in such glowing terms as "a floating cloud," or "a moonbeam on water." May a mere hedonist sug gest that Miss Hoctor drifts through the air like the smoke from a Corona- Corona? The only way to score a torch singer is to tally the tears. She may sob her heart out all for naught if the audience is not sobbing with her. Miss Wini Shaw is darkly voluptuous in appear ance, puts her heart into a strong voice and has one swell song, Ten Cents a Dance. She is good and apparently makes some loop-hounds keenly sensi tive to life's sorrow. Other blue songs ters have melted my emotions more. The roles of ingenue and hoofer offer interest to old timers in the appear ance of two children of Carter de Haven and Flora Parker. These bland youngsters are amusing in their juve nile aplomb, but somewhat too smart- alecky and well varnished to be en tirely pleasing. A more likable child is George Offerman, the crying boy who disgusts Mr. Wynn by knowing the answers to all the gags. It is a matter of no moment that the other principal roles are done in nondescript fashion. There is method in Ed Wynn's madness. Cleansing Laughter HUBERT OSBORNE believes in mixing his shots. After the bombing of Hotel Universe by some of the local literary gangsters, he has transported his troupe of incipient suicides to a house-party full of heigh- ho humors and cheery persiflage. Paradoxically, the weekend is presided over by a guest. Margaret Wycherly is the charming visitor to the Good man, but a very difficult hostess in Noel Coward's facile joshing, Hay Fever. Importing of Broadway stars to repertory companies has always seemed to me a doubtful experiment. The local boys and girls are apt to be high-toned into awed ineptitude. It is different in this case. Although Miss Wycherly plays with a finish which accentuates the rough spots of her less ripened associates, the ensemble does not materially suffer. The Lake Front actors have worked latterly with Frank Morgan and Earl Larrimore; so are case-hardened. Many high priced mimes have brought to Chicago sup porting casts infinitely inferior to the Goodman acting company. Hay Fever tells of one of those fam ilies whose motto is, "there's no place like home, thank God!" The mother is an actress, retired but still hankering for grease-paint; the father a novelist of sorts and temperament; the girl and boy a couple of impudent products of an undisciplined age. Team-work not being their strong point, each invites an incongruous playmate for the three days of tea, tennis and titillation. Miss Wycherly, the jolly old mater, sum mons Kent Smith, a likely looking lad with a build like a fullback and pleas ingly reticent manner. Katherine Krug, the twenty year old daughter, choses Harry Mervis, suave and old enough to be at least her uncle. Miss Krug is not as effective as she was in Hotel Universe, but does well. Harry Mervis again scores heavily by his agile farcing. He wears and wins the brown derby. The third couple comprises Earl MacDonald and Florence Wil liams, the father and a dead-pan flap per. These two actors are not so good. MacDonald calls to mind college dra matics where the sophomore of nine teen must don moustache and mascaro to act his classmate's grandfather. Miss Williams has not the art to simulate dumbness without being dull at the same time. Naturally, the boy, ade quately impertinent in the hands of William Brenton, teams with a woman of the world. Ellen Root does this sort of thing — and very well indeed. For a time it seems that the love- octagon will shake itself, like the kalei- THE CHICAGOAN 31 doscope of our childhood, into appro priate patterns. The youngsters are drawn together, and the oldsters. But the new alignments are mere comedy blind-alleys. The battle of quips finally finds the erratic hosts on one side and the bewildered guests on the other. Sunday morning the four invitees sneak out with their suitcases, leaving the family as we found them — squab bling. Many of the situations tickle the funny-bone. The first general gather ing, an embarrassed tea-hour, is quietly laughable; an attempt to play parlour games amid family quarrels a riot of good farce; but the big scream is the scene where Miss Wycherly reads love poetry to the immaculate Mr. Mervis, lying gingerly at her feet. CowardV lines suggest Milne in his similar moods, but have more bite. The guest-star has a succulent part and applies to it a sure touch. She is called on to satirize the hand-on- breast-breathing-deep type of histrion- ism — the "I-give-you-up-because-I-love- you" sort of thing. A gentle kidding of the Barrymore voice enters into the scheme. I once said an actress was the favorite of three decades and caught hell for my impudence. So Miss Wycherly will be handled more tact fully by the remark that her several years on the stage have not been wasted. She knows her trade. Be fore I leave these nice actors, let me unlimber one bit of constructive critic ism. Mr. Kent Smith, the new juve nile who hails from Harvard but looks like a Yale football captain, would do well not to bury his hands so much in his trouser pockets. It has been publicly stated that Hay Fever is unworthy of an art theatre. With all due respect to the wisdom of the critic so opining, I cannot agree. If Holiday and Ariadne were all right for Thomas Woods Stevens, Hay Fever should not be held against his successor. Second Lap FRITZ LEIBER has checked off two years of his five year contract to make Chicago Shakespeare-conscious. Considering everything, he has done well from a business standpoint. These are not days when the husband blithely returning from work kisses his wife and says, "Let's go to see Hamlet, dear." In fact, wives are lucky if hus-, bands can afford to take them for a bus ride. For the first week or two [turn to page 47] ranjum cnc. 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WEAVER SINCE the knowing know better and the others can't possibly care for it by whatever title, probably no serious damage is done by the Castle theatre management in advertising ]uno and the Paycoc\ as The Shame of Mary Boyle. Of course it's a no less cheap and vulgar thing to do, but there's no law against it and we've far too many laws for me to urge more, particularly as the Castle is indebted to an early enactment for its curiously potent catchline — Adults Only Says Censors. Nor is it my purpose here merely to inform the public, because newspapers don't mention such things, that The Shame of Mary Boyle is in fact Juno and the Paycoc\. My purpose here is to record for the benefit of Saen O'Casey and the residents of Dublin, London and points east and west, the fact that Chicago is not, save in the submerged levels it endures in common with the best and worst of them, the kind of place where this kind of thing is presumed to happen. Having so de clared, let me tell you about the pic tures you'll probably find in the neigh borhood cinemas if you take the little ones during school vacation. "zMin and Bill" I WOULDN'T take the youngsters to see this, but don't miss it your self. It's eminently legitimate adult drama against shabby background, adroitly directed and memorably played by Marie Dressier, Wallace Beery and a cast that these veteran vir tuosi might have chosen. It has been publicised as a comedy but is not, al though nothing with these principals could fail of producing incidental guf faws, and it has not been mentioned as the screen classic it is very likely to become. This misleading publicity kept me away from it until I'd seen every thing else in Town. Don't let it do the same for you, and don't let it per suade you to send the children with the maid . . . she'd like it too well to leave. "<vf Lady's Morals" NEITHER would I take the chil dren, unless you've been quite modern with them, to see A Lady's Morals. And neither should you miss this one. Again the publicity is at fault, brandishing the suggestion of sin and whatnot only to bring readers at last to a careful, artistic and wholly enjoyable study of Jenny Lind. As played and sung by Grace Moore and Reginald Denny the picture is an even hour of high grade entertainment, with only two speeches that are a bit plain for the very young. (I'm beginning to wonder whether cinema publicity is designed to build patronage for the cinema or the bookstores.) "The Gorilla" IF your youngsters have arrived at the age where ghost stories are hot stuff — and if you have arrived at the point of giving them what they want because you might as well — it's all right to send them to see The Gorilla. And it's all right to send them with the maid, who may locate an interest ing usher to while her time away. The picture is a collection of sliding panels, missing bodies and comic detectives left over from a million other scare pic tures. Edward Gribbon and Joe Fris co are the detectives and that'll be about enough of Joe. "Paid" THIS Paid turns out to be our old friend Within the Law with 1930 binding and Joan Crawford. Among the modern equipment installed in the old structure a single bedroom bit stands out as the reason for telling va cationing juveniles to go skating. Aside from this it's essentially what it was in the good old days and if you missed it then now's as good a time as any to see it. The beacon on the Metropoli tan tower is still directed stupidly at the Marsdens' library window. "Passion Flower" THIS one's simpler. Neither you nor the children would care for it. You'd like Kay Johnson's way of en acting a mother role, and you might care for Kay Francis sheerly on points, but Charles Bickford gets pretty monotonous and the story's just one of those things. The children wouldn't know, or want to know, what all the THE CHICAGOAN talk's about. Sometimes I wondered whether the actors did. "Her Man" I'M not so sure the kiddies wouldn't get a big kick out of the free-for- all that solves all of Frankie's and Johnnie's difficulties in Her Man but I'm sure you wouldn't want them to. There'd be trouble explaining what Frankie and Johnnie were to each other — the picture is negligent about this — and they'd be whistling the tune for weeks, if they don't already. But the fight is, as fights go, a rough master piece of realism. The story's a highly colored account of life and those who live it in a barroom somewhere south of the States. It's better than most of its kind. To See or Not to See THE SHAME OF MARY BOYLE: ]uno and the Paycoc\ in spite of itself and still a good picture. [If you haven't.] MIN and BILL: Marie Dressier and Wal lace Beery in a rough and priceless movie. {See it.] A lady's MORALS: Grace Moore and Regi nald Denny in a highly enjoyable bio graphical note on Jenny Lind. [Do.] THE GORILLA: Joe Frisco and Edward Gribbon in scare stuff that doesn't. [Don't.] PAID: Otherwise Within the Law with modern fittings and Joan Crawford. [I wouldn't.] passion flower: Kay Johnson, Kay Francis and Charles Bickford talk them selves out of breath. [Go skating.] HER MAN: Helen Twelvetrees and Ricardo Cortes as Frankie and Johnny in the Bahamas. [If not too busy.] MADONNA OF the streets: Evelyn Brent in nothing of consequence. [See the hockey at the Stadium.] hell's angels: Best of the flight pictures, after the worst start in years. [See the second half.] war NURSE: Introducing June Walker, otherwise an unsuccessful attempt to petticoat What Price Glory. [Better do that Christmas swapping.] tom sawyer: Jackie Coogan in precisely the perfect picture for the youngsters in vacation. [Take the children.] today: Good players in the year's poor est picture. [Navaire.] THE LIFE OF THE party: Winnie Light- ner is the party but it isn't lively. [Dial something.] MAN TO MAN: Unfamiliar faces in a swell picture about fathers and sons. [By all means.] SIN takes A HOLIDAY: Constance Bennett and Basil Rathbone in a well intended nothing. [There's always the symphony.] the bad MAN: Walter Huston does his best by Holbrbok Blinn but is not that revered master of this historic role. [Spare them both.] ON THE BERENGARIA As on most smart boats, the preference for Hartmann Trunks is easily apparent! When the Berengaria docks, more good-looking I Jartmann Trunks come down the fiist-class chute than any other line trunk made. A recent inves tigation proves this. 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HARTMANN TRAVEL*SHOP 1 7 8 NORTH MICHIGAN A V E N U 34 THE CHICAGOAN MUSIC Remains the Fashion a Since the "little brown church" and the grand "red brick" rang with the lusty strains of Old Hundred, choirmasters have made their weekly selections from our 225,000 titles of Sheet Music MUSIC "Camille," or Too Many Coughs in a Carload By ROBERT POLLAK WITH Camille finally produced at the Chicago Civic Opera an' other chapter has been written in the history of the younger M. Dumas' fa' mous consumptive. Her rejuvenation has been accomplished this time by the joint efforts of a young man named Hamilton Forrest (see thousands of newspaper clippings and last week's Time) and our Mary, who coughs her way through three acts of tragedy, at' tired in an array of startling gowns, negligees and pajamas and crowned with a wig that has been furnishing the diamond — or is it Tecla this year? — horseshoe a juicy topic of conversa tion. The ballyhoo attendant upon this production makes much of the fact that Forrest has herewith presented us something succulently modern in the way of music and text and that Miss Garden is to be complimented on her pioneer courage in bringing the piece to a local stage. To me this seems just so much hooey. If the opera is modern because the gentlemen characters wear Hart Schaff' ner and Marx dinner coats and the second act ends with a telephone con versation, then The Girl of the Golden West and Fedora were landmarks in operatic history. If it is earthshaking because the music serves as a willing subordinate to the movement of the drama, then Der Rosen\avalier and Pelleas were never written. And if it is new and vital because the investiture and direction of Dove and Erhardt is more Holabird and Root than Balaban and Katz, then I've never been inside of the Oriental theater. Forrest certainly displays reasonable competence, even occasional inspira- tion, in his score, although he has vir' tually nothing original to say. The passages in ja% during the second act are significant of what happens to a composer, who absorbs his notion of American music second'hand from sc phisticated Europeans, rather than di rectly from the acknowledged masters of Tin Pan Alley. That second act would interest neither Mr. Whiteman nor Mr. Gershwin. And, later, as La Garden wheezes in her boudoir of death, looking, by the way, like a very good Laurencin, Forrest's score lapses into innocuous desuetude. It was at this point that the audience, too, coughed copiously and sympathetically. The critical fraternity were almost unanimous, praising, perhaps with faint damns, but praising. They seemed to believe that if Forrest's libretto had been projected in his na- tive tongue the opera would have had more chance to register as a distinct popular success. I wonder if any of them read the text. As a stage play it classifies as the sort of thing that makes the gallery gods throw pennies and tomatoes at the principals. For Shakespeare's sake, leave it in French. Bears Raid Good Stock THE American musical public ex- pects and gets plenty of amuse- ment. It demands, at least in four or five towns I can think of, recitalists, symphonies, and operas in profusion. This public is just as spoiled as it is allowed to be. The ridiculous machin' ery of Hollywood grinds violently so that mugs like you and me can see five different sirens a week in as many dif' ferent movie palaces. Broadway pro ducers hunt madly for scripts and stars that will tickle the fancy of the buyer from Galena. The concert managers, too, must rack their brains to have their creatures stirred and stimulated. The radio, to be pure, keeps the impresarios stepping. But people are still just as eager to hear real Horwitses as they are to see real Lynn Fontannes. And what's more, due I think to the many magnificent Sunday afternoon synv phony broadcasts, they are becom ing more and more curious about conductors. This craving for an occasional glimpse of a Toscanini or a Stokowski manifests itself in low rumbles of dis content among many of the regular clients at Orchestra Hall. Occasionally this rumble grows loud and strident. There is always, of course, the gang that attends the symphony concerts week after week with the sadistic de sire to see how mad they can get at Mr. Stock because he isn't something else. Every Saturday night they howl for his bones, scarcely waiting for an intermission when they may run into the foyer with their load of mischief. They insist loudly that the batonist is no genius — and how many conductors FHE CHICAGOAN are, by the way? — and blame him most for the qualities that have made him famous, to wit, great erudition, mellow humor, and a grand manner with his stick. They are a petty lot, nursing small grudges, the kind that ferment in musical circles; and they turn sul lenly from the sight of Stock's integrity and intellectual fervour. But a larger number of customers, and this reporter is one of them, is discontented for a different reason. This coterie bows affectionately toward Herr Stock, knowing how enormously valuable he has been as man and artist to the Chicago community, acknowl edging that nine-tenths of its famil iarity with orchestral music is due to his guiding hand, looking upon Orchestra Hall as a kind of musical home and harbor. Yet withal we grow sometimes as tired of him as he must of us. For we are part of this public that is avid for novelty. We sigh despondently at the realisation that Boston, New York and Philadelphia seem to have a mortgage on the world's conductorial luminaries and not one of them ever appears west of Newark. We wonder how managers get this way and what is wrong with the sys tem. And we confess bashfully to Mr. Stock that one can be surfeited with one kind of conducting as well as with one kind of breakfast food. The remedy, as far as Chicago is concerned, lies locked in the desks of the concert managers. They know why the Toscaninis never tour west, and they know — at Orchestra Hall — why scarcely any guest conductors ever grace the local podium. Let me assure them that most of us are quite thank ful for what we have and think that the frankly embittered ladies and gen tleman should be still or stay at home. Yet we ask a little wistfully, how come this eastern monopoly? CHAMPAGNE Pity it is that there must be an ending; More than a pity I find it now that What had such careful and various blending Could grow so suddenly tasteless and flat. Pity it is — and there's small use in crying; Thus it is, so it goes, always, with grief. 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While infants were still being dragged through clanging toy sections I put an amen to my Christmas list, flopped into a soft chair, and in secluded fitting rooms fed my tired eyes on organdies and piques, darling colors, fresh whites. Like a meal to a hungry man, this dawn of bright summer fashions after the weeks of Christmas shopping in grime and slush seemed super-super- wonderful to me. But I have a hunch that even in normal condition and with critical eye I should still find them very different, very attractive, and very chic. By the time these notes are published there will be scads of additional show ings in all the shops and, judging by this little preview reported here, the southgoing sector will have itself a time this year. And the north'Stayers might as well drop in and get ideas for early spring wardrobes. You won't be very surprised to hear that this will be a white season. But the muchness of white does not have a chance to get flat, as interesting de tail is introduced by way of tucking, embroidery and lace, eyelet work, and the like, and by dashes of the very sophisticated new Algerian colors. But now as I look back, I wonder — maybe it will be a yellow season. The new ripe corn shade, pale melons, and downright yaller, appear everywhere in some of the smartest things. If you can wear that color you can indulge yourself to your heart's content. The other pastels, of course, are much used, too. It seemed to me that the prints I saw used the leaf and vegetable motifs more than flowers but you never can tell about prints. Large ladies will flutter as ever in flowery chiffons though it's much newer to have a hand' blocked crepe or a chiffon in tangled vine or other intriguing design. Coin spots and strips bob up on some amus' ing pieces, and plaids — there is some- thing fresh. Cotton is most important, right through the day and into evening. The organdie evening frocks at Saks- Fifth Avenue are quite heavenly. Not stiff, but just softly perky and swishing pleasantly over taffeta slips, they are sprinkled with embroidered flowers, girlish as 1860 and sophisticated as' 1931. One white organdie billows over pink taffeta and is tied with a wide pink sash and tiny corsage of prim flowers — just perfect for sly young things who are going in for de mure tactics in a big way. Another triumph in cotton is the fabric worked all over its surface in eyelet embroidery which makes stun ning evening dresses at Saks and Jacques. The Blackstone Shop shows some lovely organdie evening dresses embroidered here and there in gold and silver. If organdie seems just too young — though everyone except the forties will probably be wearing it — you can do grand things with lace. The laces are filmy and new, the or gandies billow about, nets swirl on chiffon and it's all too feminine for words. Chiffon evening dresses at Saks are chiffon in name only. There is just a wisp of brown printed chiffon to make the bodice (brown, by the way is going to be a good buy) and tiers and tiers of net or lace to finish the skirt. Just to make a beautiful sensation in the sea of whites and pas tels you ought to acquire the magnifi cent handblocked crepe at Jacques. The silk is printed all over in magnetas, reds and blacks— but really not glaring at all. The colors flow into each other and it's just a glowing, brilliant pat tern. The dress is high-waisted and the skirt tiered, while the shoulders are that graceful low-bodiced effect across the arms with tiny shoulder straps — altogether Victorian and altogether smart. FOR daytime wear two-piece dresses are back with a bang. Jacques has some interesting white jersey ensem bles with a yarn border carrying Al gerian colors down the front of the coat. A new fabric here is used in several dresses, knitted so that it looks like close-woven crochet instead of the loose wool lace of the past winter. In a pale blue, short-sleeved dress it is awfully smart. Another daytime dress here is shantung, brightly hand-blocked in dashing, splashy colors. Knit things and lightweight wool ens are going to have a big run this season. A jersey suit at Jacques in dicates a new trend that may be pretty TUECUICAGOAN important when spring rolls around to these parts. This, in brown, is three- piece and the hip-length coat is espe cially interesting because it ends up in elbow-length sleeves banded in fox. With long gloves these may introduce an unusual flavor into the spring suit pot. Alicia Marshall's distinguished lit tle shop in Diana Court (and I hope this is the last time we have to remind you that Diana Court is inside the Michigan Square Building) specialises in knit wear, made to order and by hand. Those fashionable straight belted coats in nice crushy wool are here in two tones of the same colors and jaunt ily belted. Lightweight woolen dresses in white and pale colors promise to be big favorites in the Carolinas and Palm Beach, and Alicia Marshall has a good- looking variety at quite modest prices. SAKS' cotton dresses, from simple white tennis frocks to decorative verandah things, have a special flair for style that is perennially surprising. There are some plaids in pale colors that have zip though they are very feminine and dainty; there's a charm ing peppermint striped dress; an- ethereal, finely tucked turquoise blue linen finished off with the tiniest of cap sleeves in peach -hued eyelet work; and some fascinating dresses in India print. These are paired up with hats and shoes of the same print, and make splendid new ensembles. The hats at Saks, be they wide- brimmed, narrow-brimmed, or brimless, are all shallower than ever in their crowns. You'd be surprised to see how the teeny-weeny crown of a great big gold straw adds to the flattering effect of the picture hat. The shallow crown holds the brim away from the neck so that you don't have an irritat ing weight nestling on your shoulders and producing that head-ducking ef fect. This gold straw, by the way, is perfectly lovely with its wide organdie bow of pale maize faintly striped in black and red. Another lovely picture hat is black lace with just a dot of a crown. The India print hats have narrower brims and there are quite a few tur bans in this fabric and others. Saks predict quite a revival of turbans by smart women who are getting a bit bored by berets. An interesting straw is introduced in a braided black and white wide-brimmed hat. Piason is so light it feels like strands of tissue paper' braided into a hat but it creates a stun- CELEBRATE THE DAWN OF THE NEW YEAR AT The Edgewater Beach Hotel Fifty-three Hundred Block Sheridan Road (on Lake Michigan) Chicago A Formal Dinner Dance and New Year's Eve Celebration 1930-1931 Commencing at 10:30 P.M., December Thirty-first, Nineteen Hundred Thirty MARINE DINING ROOM NORTH AND SOUTH DINING ROOMS PASSAGGIO AND LOUNGE ROOMS There will be a program of special entertainment features with three large orchestras, including the famous Edgewater Beach Hotel Orchestra, Phil Spitalny's Music — Dancing will be continuous. A special J^ew Years Supper will he served at $10.00 per cover, including entertainment, elc gant souvenirs, favors and dancing. Brea\fast will he served after three a. m. For Reservations, Call the Reservation Office, LONgbeach 6000 REMEMBER THERE WILL BE ACCOMMODATIONS IN OUR GARAGE FOR A LIMITED NUMBER OF CARS, SO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS HOW. 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. JUST WONDERFUL FOOD ? TUE CHICAGOAN QVl tHE AV£NU£ Our New Clothes for Palm Beach and Southern California are now ready CH IC AGO Under sole ownership Jacques S. Potts Modes for Immediate Wear or Custom Tailored 545 Michigan Avenue, North ning effect and is cool. The new toile is a straw that seems finer than the finest of Panamas, like a very fine linen with the sheen of silk. Others at Saks are in crocheted and knitted straws, stiffened knit fabrics, and a lot of other provocative ideas. You must run over and look at them. THE Blackstone Shop has some en' chanting daytime frocks. One white silk with narrow black stripes shows at least half a dozen interesting new details. Narrow pleats are pressed down on the short sleeves and for a few inches down the front of the skirt, and then suddenly they pop out into unpressed pleats. It's hard to describe but they make the sleeves flare outward just above the elbow like a little bell, and provide a soft fullness in the skirt while they keep it slim and smoothly fitted at the hips. The long narrow ties starting in white and ending in black, the crushed cowMike neck, all add to the charm. A cool looking black and white printed silk has a huge scarf 'like collar of white chiffon thrown across the shoulders and brought down to the waist in front where a wide sash and tiny corsage finishes it off. Yellow appears here in a silk printed in black with dashes of white, the cowl neck touched off beau' tifully with a narrow lining of blue. For glamorous brunettes who can get away with the opulent looking thing Fd advise the ripe corn silk dress, softly ruffled at the sleeves and down the front and finished off with a separ' ate waist'length cape banded in fur. Soft and flattering and dashing without too much of any one quality. The white piques here are fetching. One touched up with a double color, in white and dazzling marine blue, is so cool and crisp looking that you could just smell the sea and yachts in the background. Another I wanted to pounce on right away was in white, belted in, a knitted wool belt of bright' hued Algerian shades and with a charmingly silly little tie of the yarn, knotted and fastened to the right shoulder. There's an exquisite rose linen with inserts of rose'colored Irish lace — yes, the lovely old lace is chic again. Those who don't care for floppy pyjamas and don't like to lounge about in bathing suits should look at the Blackstone's beach dress in white and blue with its little sleeves strapped and buttoned on to the back in a manner absolutely impossible to describe but absolutely beautiful. The pyjamas are too gorgeous to be discussed hastily and will have to be held for the next issue, but in the meantime you must see these — a plaid silk, a shantung in natural color banded in blue with the leg flap buttoned back in a novel way, the pale coral and white figured pair, the chartreuse velvet ones for informal entertaining, and the white and blue crash ensembles of floppy pants to pull over a bathing suit and knee'length coat. Delman has evolved the gayest lit' tie beach sandal for the Blackstone Shop, a composition affair like wood in dazzling Algerian stripes, and laced and laced and laced with long narrow green ties. A lot of fun, this. Simple linen pumps are tinted in two tones, trimming one color and the vamp an' other, to blend with all the new colors in dresses. The new gabardine linen used by Delman in both light and dark colors is a beautiful fine grain but sturdy so that it is employed in dark street shoes for the north as well as the south. In a dark brown, the linen and calf street pump should be prettee smart for early wear up here. More of this in our next. Vox Paucorum A Department of Minority Opinion Early football: I was interested in Mr. Wallace Rice's article on "the beginnings of football in the West," in your recent issue. One point I should like to correct and enlarge upon. It is in regard to the touchdown which was made by myself and not by DePuy. I caught Mr. Green of Racine (there was also a Mr. Green of Michigan in the game) as Mr. Rice states, but in tackling him my hand came down with such force as to pitch him forward. To save him I braced back and he did a complete somersault around the pivot of my hand. Green realizing that he had been saved from possible injury, breathed out a heartfelt "Thank you" as his feet struck the earth; his grip relaxed and, taking the ball from his hands I proceeded to make the run which resulted in the one and only touchdown of the game. To substantiate this latter point, I shall quote from the report of the game in the U. of M. Chronicle of May 31st, 1879. The game was played, as Mr. Rice says, on May 30th. During the THE CHICAGOAN 39 WHEN WINTER COMES! WEST INDIES... THE MID-WINTER CRUISE Caledonia • 18 Days • Jan. 24 to Feb. 11 ¦ $197.50 up Down fo Bermuda, Port-au-Prince, Kingston, Colon, Havana and Nassau. THE CRUISE TO NEW PORTS Caledonia -18 Days -Feb. 14 to Mar. 4- $197.50 up To San Juan, Santo Domingo, Colon, Kingston, Port-au-Prince and Havana. THE AURANIA CRUISE Aurania...l5 Days ... $141 up ... From Boston Mar. 12 to Mar. 29 . . . 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HAVE YOU JOINED THE CUNARD TRAVEL CLUB 7 MEMBERSHIP $1.00 . . . INQUIRE FOR DETAILS Carry your funds in Cunard Traveller's Cheques Send for descriptive literature to your local agent or 346 North Michigan Ave., Chicago CUNARD progress of the game seven telegraphic despatches came to the waiting and anxious students at Ann Arbor. Fourth (despatch) 5:26 P. M. one touchdown by Pond, Michigan, at 5 : 00 P. M. — fine play. Our inning. Sixth, 6:27 P. M.: Splendid playing by Chase, Pond and Edwards near goal. Seventh (one minute later), 6:28 P. M. : game finished, won by Mich' igan — one goal, kicked by De Tarr." I have in my possession a photostatic copy of the Chronicle report and make the quotation merely in the cause of historical accuracy. It is interesting to note that the fountain at the North end of Grant Park marks the site of the touchdown. The Exedra marks the bleachers. I ran up the bleachers but fearing that a touchdown on the bleachers would not be counted, I turned and jumped over the heads of my pursuers and touched the ball to the earth. I some' times say, when the fountain is play ing, that it is symbolic of a Pond in action. — Irving K. Pond (Michigan '79). Exploitation : Quite intelligent and, I have no doubt, momentarily gainful has been the policy of exploita' tion recently adopted by the film ex' hibitors here in relation to hybrid stage' and'screen actors. "Up the River" was screened simultaneously with Spencer Tracy's stage appearance in "The Last Mile." Charles Butter- worth was introduced in "Life of the Party" to film audiences while appear- ing in person in "Sweet Adeline" and doubtless there have already been other like occasions. Let us hope the ex hibitors will continue this sly, double' dealing but honest and educative policy by booking during the stage runs here of Leslie Howard and Ed Wynn the films recently made by those two di' vergent gentlemen of the stage, whom picture'goers should be taught to like. And, for a timely hint, there are the films made by such stage celebrities as Beatrice Lillie, Otis Skinner, Evelyn Laye, Marilyn Miller, Billie Gaxton and perhaps others whose "in-person" appearances are imminent and whose completed films are even now awaiting showing. — E. M. S. \gr\ Ticket stubs: Perhaps Cinema Critic Weaver can tell us (well, me anyway) why so many of the mov ing picture theaters have instituted the "retain your stub, please" system. — W. T. Hamburg - American Hay^y Days in Sunny Climcsl WEST IIDIEi Panama & Spanish Main Join the "Pleasure Pirates" on one of their "Pilgrimages" aboard the Ideal Cruising Steamship, the RELIANCE! 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RELIANCE from New York, June 27. 1931, for 42 days-$800 up, including shore excursions. Write {cr descriptive literature o/ the cruise in which jrou are interested ¦I VV1HI IC«.- % 111 ICI« V% 3» Broadway 1 ¦"%¦ NrwVork Branches in Boston,Chicago,Cleveland,Philadelphia,St. Louis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Montreal, Toronto, Winni peg, Regina, Edmonton, Vancouver, or local steamship agents. 40 TI4E CHICAGOAN HARALD KREUTZBERG and Yvonne Georgi are today very strong personalities in the world of the dance. Even the typographical appear' ance of their programme (presented at Orchestra Hall, Dec. 8) is symbolic of their strength. On the cover is a photograph of the heads of the dancers. They are almost as severe as the mar' ble, egg-like sculptures of Brancusi. The titles of their dances are concise, and as they reappear from season to season, begin to assume something of the finality of a Bach table of contents. As the recital begins, a gong struck fortissimo seems to blow out the elec tric light fuse. Another blow is equal to "Let there be light," and the two dancers stand revealed in the glare like carved rock. On the first stroke of the music they live and move and breathe. The dance technique of Kreutzberg and Georgi is no sudden contrivance of their own, but they have drawn it, as do all other artists, from various sources of wisdom and experience in the world. Its immediate bases are the "new" German dancing, and conven tional ballet axioms. The modern German technique is, regardless of what may be thought to the contrary, a representation of certain Oriental movements, Yoga exercises, calisthen ics, Dalcrose eurythmics, and a smat tering of Italian ballet. And to this added the fierce spirit of dance freedom reawakened by Isadora Duncan. The dance compositions of Kreuts- berg and Georgi are sometimes mag nificent. We do not say that all of them are masterpieces, because we do not think so. When their dances posi tively come off they are unquestionably among the finest things being seen in the dance world. When they do not so manifestly succeed, as in the popu lar Mozart "Variation," their dances seem poorer than those achieved by lesser artists. If their personal strength fails to pull the composition together, the movements appear to disintegrate, and to show too clearly the ribs of their sources: Dalcroze eurythmics, Siamese finger movements, the conventional ballet unmastered. The almost military precision of the opening "Flag Dance" is enough to awaken any audience accustomed to Charlotte Russe tempos. Kreutzberg's "Angel of Annunciation" is as sharp as zig-Zag, blue lightening, as fanatical as faces and draperies of El Greco paintings. Yvonne Georgi whirls through some amazingly interesting lines with legs, long fringe, fingers, THE DANCE German Technique By MAFkK TUKBYFILL hair in her "Kassandra" incantation. Some of Wilckens music, to which this dance is arranged, might have come out of an American nickelodeon in the time of Indian and bandit thrillers. ("Boo yourself! You can't scare me.") The much appreciated "Persian Song" was again on the programme. Ravel's "Pavane" becomes one of the loveliest and most satisfying compositions in which these stirring dancers have appeared. Fallot Dancers THE rise of batik and chiffon in the Middle West must be dated from the time (some fifteen years ago) when Messrs. Pavley and Oukrainsky whirled out of the Pavlova Ballet into Chicago. Endless scarves rose in our midst like flocks of gaily colored par rots. Whether Chicago is not nowa days so gusty, or whether it is because the trade winds of the dance blow in another direction, this gauzy plumage has been on a steady decline. During the latest performance of the Pavley- Oukrainsky Dancers (Eighth Street Theatre, December 7) it settled down and almost reached a dead calm. But in the finale buoyant silk waves of "The Blue Danube" ("By Request") rolled gracefully over one-piece suits of fair bathers, and once more the rise and fall of "tied and dyed" was demonstrated. The present group of nine dancers proved at every turn that they had been diligently rehearsed. They are the Misses Compton, Arlova, Flohre, deRaniz, Valerska, Kite, Loeffler, Wil- letts, Swart. These young ladies are not only very pleasing to look upon, but they execute toe work with expert assurance. The opening "Ballet Class- ique," "sur les pointes," with white feathered tutu and headdress, was a pleasant, swanlike, Pavlowa-and-Fo- kinesque souvenir. The entire com pany is temperamentally best adapted to the light type of dance. The really toylike antics of Miss Arlova in "Golli wog's Cake Walk" from Debussy's "Children's Corner" titillated and en tertained the audience, and the dance was repeated. Beyond the range of the children's corner, a substantial ballet, as much as other arts, must put content into its technical bag of tricks. Some of us who are old friends of the Pavley- Oukrainsky Ballet remember being con vinced at the age of sixteen, or even twenty (Mr. Pavley himself could not have been much our senior) that its bolts of chiffon, batiked costumes, and pirouettes a la seconde constituted the ultimate materials of the dance. But now that life has changed us mentally and organically, we view with amaze ment our old friends who seem to pre serve unchanged all of their youthful enthusiasms. Like "Classics Through' out the Ages" in "Futuristic Sketch" of this programme, they may continue to endure; while our changing minds like "Fad and Fashion pass into oblivion." Billed as a "sensational innovation," the "Videballeton" revealed itself as a film-and-sound-machine accompani ment for living dancers. The dancing appeared to be not essentially different from that unaccompanied by the pic tures and supported by the orchestra in the pit. On this occasion the "Videballeton" may have given but a hint of its potentialities. An interest ing feature of the experiment were the moving designs which foreshadowed the mood of the action, and which re solved into vortices of colored light as they ushered in the dancers. Both Ballet and "Videballeton" were hearti ly appreciated by a large audience. iMaori Progress TODAY the Maoris of New Zea land are almost as civilized as Chi- cagoans. A hundred years ago they were cannibals. Now, on a diet of oysters and boilec} potatoes, their pro gressive population teems with two- hundred pjiru h d matrqns, wearing bushy, prolific bobs, men with Lionel Strongarm physiques, and nimble maid ens who greet visitors with dance and song. Until recently Chicagoans could see nothing on a similar scale unless they attended a performance of Aida. The Maoris believe that it pays to advertise. The Government of New Zealand agrees, and has sent the lithe and charming Bathie Stuart to Chi cago to demonstrate the delights of Maori art. In Miss Stuart, who is her self a native of New Zealand, and the only white woman interpreting the folk lore of the Maori people, they have a fascinating and authoritative ambassadress. imCUICAGOAN 41 At her performances are no seven teen dollar seats. It is all by courtesy of Miss Stuart, the Government of New Zealand, and in this instance, the management of the Seneca Hotel, where the programme was given. Next week she may dance in the drawing room of another Chicago host or host ess. The week before it was Robert Lee Eskridge, Chicago painter, author, and Society Islander who housed the exhibition, and summoned the elect to behold. Miss Stuart enhances her perform ances by wearing native costume, the murmuring, hollow-stemmed grass skirt, sandals, feathered robes, and head-band. Simple Simon ¦ho LIKE rubber stamps, dancers - weary the mind and retina are those who have not yet been impressed by the "new" German dancing, and those who have been too much im pressed. In Simple Simon with Har riet Hoctor, at the Grand, they simply dance, and spare the audience details of their adventures with philosophers and among masterpieces. With an entertaining sense of what is chic, the "Hunting Ballet," staged by Seymour Felix, suggests an animated English print. The dancers, habited like agile sportswomen, clear property hurdles with grands jetes, smile in the incandescent sunlight, and recover themselves on the other side with re silient relives. With charming inven tion all of their steps are bent on over taking the imagined fox. When they raise hurdles overhead and continue in the chase, we know that somebody has seen the scaffold-like stage decorations made popular in Russia and Germany. Harriet Hoctor, called the "Moon light Dancer," has been thought to know an astrological formula for mak ing her dancing as irresistible as moon light. Probably her "Ballet Blues" and "Kissing Forest Ballet" have given credence to the quaint myth. But her actual technique is as sound as the story is fantastic. She has extraordi nary balance, surprising elevation, and an ease of movement which make her work delightful. The liquid ease with which she does her beating steps robs them of a certain stylized and faceted sparkle. And of course there are ten to one who will prefer to see her re main soft and flower-like, who can readily forego the gem-like symmetry of the older ballet. Charmingly typical of the Sun shine Lands is this alluring Tea Time Frock of starched Chiffon with hand painted decorations in flesh colorings — The Baku Hat completes one of the notable costumes for the Southern Season, created by America's Foremost Fashion Creator" <MILGMM New York Miami Beach Detroit ^^9 Cleveland 600 Michigan Boulevard, South Chicago 42 THE CHICAGOAN MARCH OF THE HOURS The Trial of Vivienne Ware OUR usual prize for the cleverest broadcast of the week, and ac cording to the more liberal New York papers the cleverest of the year, goes to none other than Westinghouse KYW and its Hearst cohorts, who are responsible for the Chicago production of the trial of Vivienne Ware over Radio. This is the feature which held the boards in the Straus Building stu dios from six-thirty to seven o'clock for six evenings, beginning November 25. You may not have been listening in, but I'd wager that the neighbor next door was. KYW and the Herald'Ex- aminer, at any rate, have received countless communications, telephonic, telegraphic, and epistolary, asking in numerable questions about it, including "Is it a real trial?" and "If she is guilty will the electrocution be broadcast?" KYW's reply to the latter inquiry is that if Miss Ware be found wanting in libra juris, the Radio audience will be in for a distinct shock. This is really KYW's answer, and I take no responsibility for puns contracted by any other than myself. The original idea for a trial by Radio was conceived by Mr. E. D. Coblentz, editor of the K[ew Tor\ American, who had read of an actual courtroom broadcast somewhere in Scandinavia. (Not a song cue, des pite the alliteration.) Mr. Coblentz probably bethought himself of The Trial of Mary Duggan, For the De fense, and other legal popularities, and the inspiration to adapt such matter to Radio must have followed like a Q.E.D. The possibilities of the idea, with the support of Hearst's national Radio-newspaper organization, were, of course, tremendous. Hearst circu lation managers, when they heard of it, left work in a body, and went to Canada for a week. There were any number of things they could do with a trial by Radio. KENNETH ELLIS, onetime Chi cago newspaper man, now in the East, is the author of the feature. The details for the Chicago version were worked over by Judge Kavanaugh, Mr Nash, and Mr. Hoyne, three gentle men of the bar in these parts. These same gentlemen, incidentally, did not By ALION HARTLEY go on the air, as one might have been led to believe, in their respective roles of judge, counsel for the defense, and state's attorney. The cast was com posed of members of KYW's studio staff and part of the Chicago cast for the production of The Trial of Mary Duggan. There were seventeen speak ing characters and a number of yelling, laughing, and shuffling characters, mak ing more than thirty in all. Mr. Wet zel of KYW was stage manager, a ca pacity filled in New York by John Golden. I wonder which broadcast was the better. Regarded from two or three days' vantage-point, it was on the whole a very well executed broadcast. The story logically enough concerned with murder, everyone has heard before, in Sunday School, or in an old Scotch bal lad, but the evidence was finely in conclusive, and to extract a verdict one way or the other is something for a legal mind to wrangle with. (I sus pect, however, that the unlegal — I did not say illegal — minds trying for prizes will find Miss Ware innocent.) Humor was supplied by the ancient device of the ignorant or foreign character: a list of witnesses sounds somewhat like a convention of the nations, including as it does an English butler, an Irish lady's-room maid, an Italian restau- ranteur, a Norwegian garage man, and a female who had some sort of accent, I couldn't quite tell what variety. An Oriental or two and a Frenchman, and they might have solved the pressing problems of international amity. But most of the characters, of whatever kind, were pretty well drawn, and Miss Ware sobbed in the right places with the restraint proper in an elect young lady who is supposed to live on Astor street. Indeed, it is remarkable about this broadcast that it steered rather clear of excessive emo tional display, which invariably deteri orates into blubber when it has to be set to the tune of Radio. Two other items remembered from the broadcast, one amusing, the other resentful. I was amused at the bailiff's intonation of the word "murder." He left it slip out softly, solemnly, as if he were awed by it, whereas I thought a bailiff was ordinarily first cousin to the gorilla. And I disliked the announcer's trick of cutting short his advertising with "I'm sorry, but the judge has just entered the court, see tomorrow's paper." It got to be a bit monotonous after the third day. No More Astrology THIS being our day for prizes it is within the bounds of propriety to accord WMAQ three huzzas and a salute of brass cannon for evincing a quality of intelligence and idealism pathetically rare in the Radio world WMAQ has decided to discontinue broadcasts that deal with numerology, astrology, or any other like subject, commercially valuable or not. The programs included in this houseclean- ing are Evangeline Adams, a CBS fea ture, though no one knows why, and Hartman's oracle. WMAQ and Miss Waller, directress of the station, want nothing to do with programs that tend to stir latent medievalisms in the public mind. Hence the eviction. To those who see in Radio perhaps the greatest medium for popular educa tion since the invention of movable type, WMAQ's action and the reasons offered for it convey a white message of hope. It is always relieving to know that in one quarter, at least, we can find a refreshing sincerity of purpose and a respectable conception of what a Radio station ought to do for the world. If curious about the causes for WMAQ's preeminence among Chi cago stations, one might consider that. Ben Bernie ALL the perfumes of Arabia, or of . Paris, are receiving a bland atten tion from Ben Bernie these evenings in his Lucien Lelong programs over WBBM on Wednesdays at nine o'clock. Mr. Bernie, you remember, is the gentleman who brought urbanity to the air. He has also brought an exceptional brand of music, and it is as beguiling through a loud speaker as in the decorative confines of the Byfield basement. Mr. Bernie's cardinal prin ciple of broadcasting technique is to keep the melody simple and in the foreground. Full orchestra he uses on occasion, and occasionally "paprika," but the drrums are so arranged that TI4E CHICAGOAN 43 they come through the air as a light whisk-broom-y tapping in the far be yond. To avoid shrillness, the brasses turn away from the microphone when they play with any degree of volume. And although it has nothing to do directly with the way his orchestra sounds over Radio, Mr. Bernie con ducts by motions of the eyebrows and eyes — perhaps he even uses his ears, although I have never noticed it. The total effect makes this one of the defi nitely polite dance programs broadcast from Chicago; nice to hear no matter how you feel. SENTIMENTALIZING on the de cay of empires, the senility of race horses who scent the spring meeting in the wind and can't lift a leg, and the perennial passage to obscurity of one entertainer or another, has never been my forte, but I am strongly tempted to break down for a moment and indulge over so sentimental a character as Monsieur Rudy Vallee. Astonishing as it may seem, he and his orchestra are still on the air, over WGN on Thurs day evenings at seven o'clock. But how changed! Perhaps it is just the poison of time, but the quality of his music, such as it was, seems to have degenerated. There used to be a vague undergraduate strain in it that was bearable, anyway; I can't quite catch it now. The show today is Rudy Vallee singing reminiscent songs with unfor givable lyrics, to the accompaniment of some barbaric combination of instru ments. . . . There is a moral to this story, too, something about Time and Fickle Fortune, but no quotation comes to mind for the occasion. Jootball Announcer ONE of the newer voices in Chi cago's aerial pandemonium be longs to Bert Johnson of KYW, who has been describing football games to the less hardy folk who are willing to take sporting life second hand and without running the risk of laryngitis. Mr. Johnson first came to attention in his broadcast of the Northwestern- Notre Dame game on the windy plains of Dyche, and I made it a point to listen to him thereafter. Not only is his voice decently clear and pleasing, but his manner of retailing the events going on before him sounds as though he were taking things cum grano salis, with a wink and a twinkle. He dis courses in a slightly Groucho -Marxian and breezily journalistic idiom, with spontaneous interspersions of engaging New Year's Eve AT THE CONGRESS Once again, it is time to celebrate the New Year, so let's all gather 'round at THE CONGRESS as of yore; to speed the passing of 1930 with thanks that the dark clouds of the present year have rolled by, and to greet 1931 with a spirit of optimism and cheerfulness. Johnny Hamp has returned from the Kit Kat Club, London, and will be in his old familiar place in the BALLOON ROOM. Ollie Thomas and his Chicagoans, well-known Columbia Broadcasting artists, will entertain in the POMPEIAN ROOM. Dancing Entertainment Souvenirs To ma\e reservations telephone Harrison 3800. Make Your New Year's Eve Reservations Now PLANET MARS THE SHOW PLACE OF AMERICA 188 West Randolph Street. 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I don't know whether Mr. Johnson writes bad poetry or not, but at least it has never been foisted on his public, as has that of a sports an' nouncer at WGN. The worst Mr. Johnson ever did was this, composed at the Army Notre Dame game: Said Oostreban to Puckelwartz, "Say, who is this fellow Schwartz?1' Said Puckelwartz to Oosterban, "Why he's Rockne's Peter Pan." Acocrding to the latest reports, he is scheduled to describe the hockey games over WGES. Well, we might find a name for him — say, Puck of Pook's Hill? CRAVING your pardon, it is Amos 'n' Andy again. Their Thanksgiving night skit indicated what value publicity men place on their efforts. A good six minutes of their quarter^hour was devoted to an indirect appeal for charity — Amos lecturing Andy on the delights of philanthropy. It was carried off with versatility, too; you didn't realize until the lecture was nearly over that it wasn't the regular run of stuff. I ex' pected to hear a mention of a particu' lar charitable organization at the end, but none came. Too many such organ' izations were probably after the boys, and they must have cut out charities in favor of Charity, for which small nobility they deserve commendation. Of course, everyone is going in for charity now with enthusiasm, but the incident of Thanksgiving night proves how far Amos 'n' Andy have worked themselves into the national fabric. They ought to be an abstraction in ten years or so, to judge from their present status. Cooing Doves WITH talking pictures on the one hand and Radio on the other, the creation of sound effects has become quite a science. Mr. Fred Ibbett, sound effect specialist for NBC, recalls the time when he was with Station 2L0 in London, producing a dramatic sketch for the British Broad' casting Company network. The script called for the cooing of doves in one spot, and Mr. Ibbett procured himself a pair to fill the need. The difficulty was, however, that the doves could not be induced to coo at any given mc ment; he was finally reduced to hiring a bird impersonator (I forget the proper name for them) to substitute for the real thing. The rehearsals went off perfectly, but on the night of the Now Showing SOUTHERN WEAR including all accessories. Closing out all fall and winter models in Coats, Suits, Dresses and Hats at great reductions. 616*622 So. Michigan Jvenue Sixth Floor Chicago Arcade Bldg. 0 M EXICO AND Central America TOURS Short, inexpensive, ideal winter journeys with escort Eight charming excursions through Mexico of 20 days' duration; eight others through Mexico and Central America of 38 days' duration. Mex' ico City, Pyramids, Orizaba, Gua dalajara, Nogales, San Antonio, New Orleans. Extensions to Central America from Mazatlan to Guate mala, Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama Canal, Puerto Col ombia, Havana, with escort. Departures January 3rdand every two weeks thereafter. 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There was nothing to do but let him go on the air in spite of his condition, but what the audience of the British network heard as a dove's cooing sounded more like a hiccough. Mr. Ibbett has since learned the com' plete unreliability of human sound effects, and thanks to his ingenuity he rarely needs them. For instance, the sound of men tramping through mud he can achieve with two match'Sticks and a piece of chewing gum, but powerful amplica' tion is necessary. The alternative is to fill a box with clay and pull a pair of shoes up and down. Someone is in the shoes, of course. . . . The sound of people walking on frozen snow he re produces by having someone walk on a piece of plate glass covered with cinders. ... A lath hitting a heavy leather pad is a gun'shot. A revolver echoes back through the microphone. SPEAKEASY NIGHTS Sidecars and sin, and love that ebbs in flowing — Powder and scent, and constantly the thin Laughter that is so wise, and so un knowing — Mirth that is dulled with ginger-ale and gin. What have we here to seek, why come hither? Faces are flowers fading, and even lust Stares with a jaded eye, while phrases wither; Mouths are but memories, and roses, rust. Speakeasy nights: we wear the hours away Drinking a giddy toast, with this for token — Lights that will last this passions little day — Hearts that will break before the glass is broken! — DOROTHY DOW. Harris: Dramatic League Till Deo. 27 Madge Kennedy IIlcomedys "Michael and Mary'«:: II £ I! League's Fourth Play: Dec. 29 LUIGI PIRANDELLO'S "AS YOU DESIRE ME" with A»»J„ „ as The Unknown JUDITH AnCierSOn Woman Companions in Service to the Blizzard-weary ARIZONA is the only spot in the United States with more than 85% of the total possible hours of |S U N S H I N E Westward Ho PHOENIX ARIZONA These urbanely modern hotels are the center of activity for smart winter colonies. You'll find them perfectly appointed to serve as your winter home. Come! play outdoors in ARIZONA this winter. From Chicago via air I6V3 hours, via rail 451/2 hours. Special low ivinter rail rales. The Pioneer TUCSON ---ARIZONA GEO. W. LINDHOLM, President 46 THE CHICAGOAN BOOKS Jane Ad dams' Life at Hull House By SUSAN WILBUR 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. CHICAuOBEACH CHICAGO, ILL. IN reading Jane Addams' new book The Second Twenty Tears at Hull House what you feel first and last is this: that here is someone who has really been present at the procession of the twentieth century. Miss Addams was in on the organization of the Progressive party and lost in Colonel Roosevelt's company a ten dollar hat two years old which pre ceeded to have its day in the news' papers. She was a prime mover in the international suffrage conference at Buda Pest, the last such conference to be held before the war, and at the first one afterwards, held in Washington to the tune of an inhospitable press. Her chapter on Ford's peace ship is prac tically the same as if she had gone on it. And she has had her share in the national problems that have arisen since the war, notably the quota difficulties, and the attempt to reopen the Sacco- Van^etti case. But if Miss Addams is both national and international in this book, she is also all the time strictly local. And you will be surprised how illuminating it is to have such a question as say pro hibition enforcement discussed in terms of the Hull House district. First: pre- prohibition conditions, including one which appears to have stirred her con siderably; the dance halls with beer flowing freely which were such a danger to young girls. Then the first year or so of Volstead: a little bit of heaven. And finally the present, when, the district having become a bootleg ging citadel, Hull House boys are tempted both by romance and by profits to aid the gangsters in small ways. Nonetheless Miss Adams is not as yet voting for repeal. This is one of those rare occasions when she pre fers to wait and see. In the meantime however she does make a suggestion. Namely, disarmament. Which, when you come to think of it, really would make a difference. Congressman Daniel IN Janet Fairbanks new novel, Daniel is a progressive congressman from La Follette's home state and The Lions Den in which he finds himself is Wash ington. Daniel is the Lincolnian type, but he gets into some very un-Lincoln- ian troubles owing to not having mar ried Irma before he left home. As a bachelor lawmaker he falls into the toils of a senator's wife who likes hav ing a few extra men about. And at that it isn't one of those tacked on love affairs. Daniel is the sort that can always make good at a job if he gets a chance, but it is Mrs. Miller who gets him his chances. Mrs. Fairbanks not only knows her political Washington but she is able really to show it to us in action. A small town sort of social background, with everyone knowing more about you than you know about yourself. Women not only giving charm to the day's routine but sometimes messing into it and thereby adding one more wheel to the wheels within wheels. A poor politician meanwhile being driven pie-eyed between what his constituents have been worked up into thinking they want and what he personally knows to be the right thing. To give the tale of Daniel a happy ending therefore requires a miracle, but only a small miracle — namely the burning down of the building which, as fire proof, a crook is trying to unload on the government for a million dollars — and so the author lets it happen. She is successful not only in depict ing Washington as it is usually, but also Washington as it was in particu lar just before and just after the stock market crash: stocks with your after noon tea at a futuristic fireside, stocks with your dinner: please, sir, says the waitress may I look at the financial page of your paper. Antarctic Saga IF you are wondering why we are precisely two weeks late telling you about Commander Byrd's Little Ameri ca, well it's this. Nobody sent us an advance copy. And if you wonder why nobody sent us an advance copy it's this: there weren't any advance copies. Between the time when the publishers received the Rear Admiral's last five chapters and the time when they shipped the last of the 51,000 copies that constituted the first edition, exactly seven days and twenty hours were allowed to elapse. In other words Byrd, like Lindbergh - — whose book likewise got off the TI4ECUICAG0AN That long-faced 1930— take him out! L'AIGLON rings in the New Year with old time gaiety. The music is bewitching. The guests are convivial. The food is the finest French -Creole table in the country. Reservations include mid night supper, favors, gifts and all the trimmings. $7.50. From 11 o'clock on and on and on. f:/ii4^ 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 FOSTERING AN IDEAL The fostering of an ideal neglected by many made it possible for us to bring to the Cinema Art Theatre a score of outstanding Cinema Classics without regard as to their origin. 'THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC" and "MOANA" now playing at the Cinema Art Theatre are acclaimed by press and public THE GREAT EST PICTURES EVER MADE; Beginning Sunday, Dec. 28th "HER WAY OF LOVE" A film "with heavy, sombre music," "a mosaic of many live, palpitating details," and "a painted masterpiece," the EURO PEAN CRITICS HAVE CALLED THIS PICTURE! GREATER THAN "VILLAGE OF SIN" presses almost sooner than on- — is a record making author as well as avia tor. Also like We, Little America swamped the bookstores with advance orders, and when Commander Byrd spoke in the Field book department it took the whole adjoining rug section to accommodate his clientele. As to the book itself it is romance, modern science, adventure, danger. It is also an excursion into the Ice Age. Antarctica was once a nice flourishing fertile continent like our own. And Admiral Byrd, who viewed from an airplane the stupendous quantities ol ice which caused the bottom to drop out, and stay out, of Antarctic real estate, writes tellingly of "one of the greatest periods of refrigeration that the earth has ever known." Rockwell Kent's Own FOR a long time I have been wish ing that they would hurry those torpedo planes that are going to take some future Columbus to the moon. Partly because since Byrd there doesn't seem to be anything left to discover down here. And partly because I am hoping that Rockwell Kent will still be young enough to go along. He is so good at Antipodes and such things, and gets along so well with queer na tives. The natives of the moon are sure to be queer. What reminded me to hope this is that December seems to be Rockwell Kent month in the book clubs. One club has chosen his 7v[ by E, where, again in one of his inade' quate boats, he gets shipwrecked, and does for the Greenland Eskimos in text and in picture very much what he did for the Patagonians of Cape Horn a few years ago. And the other has re printed the illustrated Moby Dic\ that he did large paper last year for Donnelley. In a way, of course, Rockwell Kent has walked off not only with the montn but with the season. His third con tribution being an illustrated Canter' bury Tales of such proportions as to require not your regular lap table but a pulpit. Of this the two hundred fifty dollar edition was subscribed in ad vance of publication, but there are I believe still a few cheap fifty dollar copies kicking about. THE STAGE [begin on page 30] of the current season attendance was lean. Then the sagacious critic of The Chicago Daily T^ews arranged for spe- 47 IN THE VERY CENTER OF THINGS YET QUIET Within literally one or two streets of the most important mid-town business skyscrapers, and with an underground pas sage-way leading directly to the Grand Central Station where the city's network of subways con verges. Fifth Avenue one block away, the brilliant theatre district two or three. Andyet,oneofthemost charm ing, quiet, home-like hostelries in the entire United States. You, your wife and your family could not possibly have a more distinguished address while stopping in New York than THE ROOSEVELT Madison Avenue at 45th Street Edward Clinton Fogg, Managing Directoi 48 TWECI4ICAG0AN Interesting people- charming environment— and a surpassing menu! Dining and entertaining at Hotel Shoreland brings you more than the satisfaction of choice foods expertly prepared and serviced. For here you are part of a sophisticated, cosmopolitan group — you are caught by the spirit of a noteworthyassemblage. You respond to the inviting environment, the enchanting dinner music — and enjoy dining as you never have before! HOTEL SHORELAND Fifty-fifth Street at the Lake 10 minutes from the "Loop" — via the Outer Drive THEATER TICKET SERVICE Application must be received by The Chicagoan not less than seven days in advance of per formance for which tickets are desired. Application must be accompanied by check or money order in cor rect amount payable to The Chicagoan. [See page 2 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 certificate entitling him to tickets when pre sented at the theatre box office after 8:00 P. M. on evening of perform ance (2:00 P. M. if matinee). It is suggested that applicants name a sec ond choice of date for which tickets are desired in case The Chicagoan's supply of tickets for specified per formance is exhausted before receipt of application. THE CHICAGOAN, Theater Ticket Service The XJ41CAGOAN 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) $.. cial rates for high school students. Business picked up. In spite of this adolescent trade, some red ink mus have flowed. It is doubtful if muc& will be made back on tour, but panic times have been weathered. The ne three years should see a harvest oft e seeds that have been sown in these day of margin-calls. From the viewpoint of artistic achievement, observers seem agree ^ that Mr. Leiber's company needs con siderable strengthening to proper y measure up to his ambitious program- Vera Allen and Tyrone Power wer badly missed this year. With all spect for the ability of Virginia Bro£ son in certain parts, she is not adeqna for the dark queens of Shakespearian tragedy. Likewise, Mr. Power had n successor sufficiently dominant for "heavies." The company is ^u11 promising lads, but none of them ^ particularly outstanding in the JuV ^ nile roles. A young man of experien and personality could be profitably ployed. Above all, a good coined* should be hired. Robert Strauss play all the comic roles in the same and with the same nasal whine. certainly could be improved. On ^ other hand, Mary Hone was a distir i addition in her freshly *ttr;iCti\*fa modern interpretations of Op ' Viola, Cordelia, Narissa and <^a purnia. This notice will appear after the s son is over, but a retrospective wo on Twelft Hight may be forgive^^ This agreeable comedy of love humor offered several extremely 8 ^ interpretations. Mr. Leiber nimse did Malvolio. He lacked the crispn^ and subtlety of some interpreters the famous fop, but brought outfWie rich unction the asinine foibles or character. The letter scene was a W sustained crescendo of laughter. ^ ence Cecil did his best work of season in the juicy role of Sir Belch. His voice was a grand whiskey tenor, and, although his fat was i sup ^ imposed, he carried off the wa do good shape. Viola was perhaps M - Mary Hone's highest achieve©*^ Her fine, tall figure lent plausibility masculine attire. She really suggeS an attractive boy. Her humor w*s * f ectious, her love scenes sincere and ^ reading beautifully clear. 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