I HARTMANN -TRAVEL- SHOP 178 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE • • Near LAKE ST. You've Never Seen Smarter LUGGAGE . . . than these New Hartmann Travel Things • Hartmann is offering currently a stunning new luggage group . . . done in natural Irish Linen with Club Striping for easier identification. Uncommonly good looking, staunchly built, and with a rather gay, sophisticated air about them . . . they have the capacity for carrying clothes deftly, conveniently and probably more luxuriously than clothes ever travelled before. Pictured . . . the Wardrobe T*unk $125.00 . . . theTourobe $50.00 ... the Pullman Case $40.00. TUECWICAGOAN INVITING AS SUMMER'S DAY GARDEN FURNITURE A garden well equipped is more than just a garden; rightly furnished with such pieces as blend easily with growing things and are complementary to the plants and trees, it is a joy to sit in, a place to bask through sunny summer hours. GARDEN FURNITURE, SECOND FLOOR, SOUTH, WABASH MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY 2 TWE CHICAGOAN ui THEATPsE zM~usicaI +FIHE AND DANDT-Erlanger, 127 N. Clark. State 2460. One of the sea son's outstanding musical comedy suc cesses, with Joe Cook, which is saying enough about any show. Curtain, 8: JO and 2:30. Evenings, $3.85; Saturday, $4.40. Matinees, $2.50. To be reviewed later. "Drama +THE NINTH GUEST— Adelphi, 11 N. Clark. Randolph 4466. Mystery melo drama with a series of killings at a pent house party. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. -KSTEPPING SISTERS— Cort, 132 N. Dearborn. Central 0019. Blanche Ring, Grace Huff and Helen Raymond as three former burlesque queens who hold a reunion after a separation of twenty years. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Eve nings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. ?THAT'S GRATITUDE— Blackstone, 60 E. 7th St. Harrison 6609. Frank Crav en's agreeable comedy about a house guest who stays overlong, with Allan Dinehart and George Barbier. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00 and $2.00. ?APRON STRINGS— Playhouse, 416 S. Michigan. Harrison 6510. Comedy about the hardships of a young wife whose husband's life is managed by posthumous letters of his doting mother. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Mati nees, $2.00. Reviewed in this issue. GREEK GROW THE LILACS— Illinois, 65 E. Jackson. Harrison 6510. Indian Territory in 1900 with a lot of cowboys singing ballads and talking cowboy talk, but an excellent production by the Guild. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Wednesday mat., $2.00; Satur day, $2.50. To be reviewed later. ?ON THE SPOT— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. Myths after our local gunmen by Edgar Wal lace who spent three days here studying the situation from his hotel room. Crane Wilbur and Anna May Wong head the cast. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Eve nings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. To be reviewed later. THE CHICAGOAN" PRESENTS- April Handicap, by Bum/mm C. Curtis Cover design ClRRENT ENTERTAINMI NT Page 2 Food and So Forth 4 Editoriai 7 The Playj i i. Barbarians, by James Weber Linn » JlST IN Time 1" Broadcast, by Harry Robert Armstrong 11 Distinguished Ciiicaooans, by J. H E. Clark 12 Every Pound a King, by Milton S. Mayer 13 Sport Diai 14 Town Talk, bv Richard Atwater 15 Disconsolate, by Clayton Rau.son 16 Parody, by Cuba 17 "Little Caesar," by Sandor 18 "Pagan Lady," by N<Jt Karson 19 This Freedom of the Si-: as, by Lucia Lewis 20-21 Whin "Whoopee" Was a War Cry, by Wallace Rice 22 Chicagoana, by Donald Plant 23 Circus Sights, by Cliarlotte Reynolds 24 The Stack, by William C Boyden 26 The Cinema, by William R. Weaver... 28 Music, by Robert Polla\ JO Books, by Susan Wilbur 32 Beauty, by Marcia Vaughn 34 Shops About Town, by The C/iuago- enne 36 The Outer Man, by H. I. M 38 The Dance, by Mark, Turby/ill 39 THE CHICAGOAN'S Theatre Ticket Service Stars opposite theatres listed above indicate plays to which tickets may be purchased in ad- vance at box office prices by readers of The Chicagoan. A convenient form for use in filing application is provided on page 37. +THE CREEKS HAD A WORD FOR IT Harris, 170 N. Dearborn. Central 8240. Zoe Aikcns' play about three young ladies who must live, with amusing dialogue. There is also a good old Anglo-Saxon word for it. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.<>0. To be reviewed later. *()H. PROMISE ME Selwyn, 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. Rowdy and funny and all about how to win your hreaclvof-promi.se suit. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. To be reviewed later. CAPTAIN KIDD. JR. Mandel Hall, The University of Chicago. Midway 0800. The annual musical comedy presented by Blackfriars, the University men's organi sation, and always a lot of fun. Friday and Saturday evenings. May 8, 9, 15, 16; Saturday matinees. May 9, 16. Cur tain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $2.50. Matinees, $2.00. REBECCA OF SUNNTBROOK FARM— Goodman Memorial, Lake Front at Mon roe Central 4030. Fourth of the Good man matinees for children. Kate Doug las Wiggin's own stage adaptation for her famous novel. Saturdays at 2:30. Ticket prices, $1.00, $0.71, $0.25. MUSIC CHICAGO BACH CHORUS -Orchestra Hall, 216 S. Michigan. Harrison 0363. A program of unusual variety has been prepared by the Chicago Bach Chorus lor its second concert of the season, ac companied by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, students of the Concordia Teachers College and mem bers of the Boy Choir. Dr. Sigfrid Prager, director. Admission, $2.00, $1.50, $1.00, $0.50; boxes, $20.00. Telephone for program information. CONCERT Playhouse, 416 S. Michigan. Harrison 6510. The Rudolph Reuter Recital. Sunday afternoon, 3:30, May 3. LECTURES ART IHSTITUTE Series offered by Uni versity College of The University of Chicago. Values in Fiction, by Robert Morss Lovett, Tuesdays at 6:45 P. M., through May 5. The City Hall and Civilization, by Louis Brownlow, Tues days at 8:15 P. M., through May 12. Laic and Social Forces, by Mortimer J. Adler and E. H. Sutherland, Fridays at 6:45 P. M., through May 8. Single admission, $0.50. RIVER TAXI CHRIS CRAFT WATER TRANSIT, 1HC. Nine boats running on five min- [ continued on face four] Thi: Chicagoan — Martin J. Onoi.iY, Puhusiikr and Kuitok: \V. K Wkavmj. Mana«;in«; Furrow; |>n I>1 i -. I i t-< I fortnightly l>y the Chicagoan Publish ing Co., 407 South Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. \cw York Office: 17'Xi Broadway. I.os Aiik<I<> Oilier: Motel Roosevelt. Pacific Coast Office: Simpson-Reilly, Union Oil Building, Los Angeles; R,|SS Building. San I'rancisco. Subscription $3.00 annually; single copy 15c. Vol. XI, No. 4 — May 9, 1931. Copyright 1931. Entered as second class matter March 25, 1027, at the Post office at Chicago, 111., under the act of March 3, 1879. TI4ECUICAG0AN 3 A pleasing period design expressive of the Louis XIV influence is here presented. For the motif of this Silver the Gorham Crafts men have taken a "Theiere" made by Jean Francois Guilbert about ijjo which bears the Calais hall mark of that date and the ini tials, "I.F.G." Simple in outline, massive in weight and with the handles and spouts reproduced as in the original, this Gorham Silverware has a par ticular appeal to the connoisseur. Associated with BLACK STARR & FROST-GORHAM INC. Fifth Avenue, New York and MAIER & BERKELE — GORHAM, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia SPAULDING-GORHAM, Inc. MICHIGAN AVENUE at VAN BUREN STREET, CHICAGO Associated Stores in New York, Atlanta, Palm Beach, Evanston, Southampton 4 mt CHICAGOAN [listings begin on page two] utes schedule, Union Station, North- western Station, Merchandise Mart, Wrigley Dock and intermediate stops on request. Individual fare, $0.25; Com mutation tickets may he purchased. TABLES Luncheon — Dinner — Later TIP TOP INN— 206 S. Michigan. Wab- ash 1088. Fine victuals and service and soothing surroundings. MAILLARD'S— 308 S. Michigan. Harrison 1060. Well served and well attended and they'll check your dog, you know. ST. HUBERT'S OLD ENGLISH GRILL —316 Federal. Webster 0770. God save our gracious St. Hubert's! GRAYLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. White hall 7600. Where the bridge begins, and catering to the masculine tastes, also. MAISONETTE RUSSE— 2800 Sheridan Road. Lakeview 10554. Russian-Euro pean cusine and a concert string trio. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Dela ware 3688. Swedish menu and unstinted hors d'oeuvres well worth your while. PICCADILLY— 410^ S. Michigan. Harri son 1975. There's always that view of the lake and food is equally fine. RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Dela ware 3942. Abounding with Teutonic foodstuffs and Continental quiet. VASSAR HOUSE— Diana Court, 540 N. Michigan. Superior 6508. For break fast, luncheon, tea and dinner. In a modern setting. L'AIGLON— 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. New Orleans-Parisian catering and always so hospitable. HARDING'S COLONIAL ROOM— 21 S. Wabash. State 0841. Efficient and pop ular with a nice variety of foodstuffs. HENRICI'S— 71 W. Randolph. Dearborn 1800. Substantial menu, superb coffee and, of course, no music. HUTLER'S— 20 S. Michigan, 310 N. Michigan, Palmolive Bldg. No matter where you are, there's always one con venient. CASA DE ALEX—IS E. Delaware. Su perior 9697. Thoroughly Spanish as to cooking, atmosphere and service. /ULIEN'S— 1009 Rush. Delaware 4341. Huge portions and Mama Julien's broad smile and you'd better 'phone for reser vations. NINE HUNDRED— 900 N. Michigan. Delaware 1761. Servicing that makes you feel at home in the world of cake and conversation. CIRO'S— 18 W. Walton. Delaware 2592. Where the epicure can find the catering to which he is accustomed, whether it be at luncheon, tea or dinner. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. Diversey 8922. Here you may stifle the life of the party with big steaks in the small hours. KAU'S— 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 4028. German menu especially satisfactory to the hearty eater. LE PETIT GOURMET— 615 N. Michi gan. Superior 1184. Exclusive for luncheon, tea or dinner. Alert service and fine cuisine. Morning — Noon — Nigh t KK1CKERBOCKER HOTEL— 161 E. Wal ton. Superior 4264. The magnificent new ballroom is perfectly suited to private parties. In the main dining room, din« ner, $1.50; in the Coffee Shop, $1.00. CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL 1660 Hyde Park Blvd. Hyde Park 4000. A pleas ant place with an ample menu and alert service. Convenient for the southsidc diners-out, especially. Dinners, $1.50 and $2.00. Gifford is in charge. BELMOHT HOTEL 3 1 56 Sheridan Road Bittersweet 2100. Catering that is above reproach and equally notable service, es pecially for the northsidc diners. No dancing and dinner, $2.00. SENECA HOTEL 200 E. Chestnut. Su perior 2380. The service and the a la carte menu in the Cafe arc hard to match, no matter how meticulous the diner may be. Table d'hote dinner, $1.50. HOTELS WINDERMERE E. 56th St. at Hyde Park Blvd. Fairfax 6000. Front ing on Jackson Park and famous through out the years as a delightful place to dine. Two dining rooms; no dancing. Dinners, $2.00 and $1.50. Blcssman will greet you. SHORELAND HOTEL 5454 South Shore Drive. Plasa 1000. The usual line Shoreland cuisine and hospitality make it one of the more popular southsidc rendezvous. Dinner, $2.00. BISMARCK HOTEL 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. Where service is a duty and the German dishes arc a pleasant memory. Grubel is head waiter. LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL 181 Lake Shore Drive. Superior 8500. One of those knowing places where service and cuisine arc impeccable. Dinner, $2.50; no dancing. Langsdortf is maitrc. BREVOORT HOTEL 120 W. Madison Franklin 2363. Here the fine old tradi tions of American culinary art arc pre served. Sandrock is head waiter. BLACKSTONE HOTEL 656 S. Michi gan. Harrison 4300. The polite and formal Blackstonc service and catering are traditional. Margratf directs the String Quintette and Otto Staack greets PALMER HOUSE State at Monroe. Ran dolph 7500. The Palmer House orches tra plays in the Empire Room; dinner, $2.50 and Mutschlcr in attendance. In the Victorian Room, dinner, $2.00; Cart- mann in charge. Chicago Room, dinner, $1.50 and Horrmann is there. STEVENS HOTEL 730 S. Michigan Wabash 4400. A large, lively establish ment with Harry Kcllcy and his orchestra and three acts in the main dining room; dinner, $2.00; no cover charge. A trio plays in the Colchester Grill; dinner, $1.50. COHGRESS HOTEL Michigan at Con gress. Harrison 3800. Art Kahn and his orchestra play in the Pompeiian Room during the dinner hour and later in the Balloon Room, where the service is a la carte and no cover charge. Telephone Ray Barrett for reservations. HOTEL LA SALLE -La Salle at Madison. Franklin 0700. Husk O'Hare and his boys, perennial favorites here, play in the Blue Fountain Room for a crowd of nice, young people. Dinner, $1.50. Supper, $1.00. No cover charge. ED(;EWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5349 Sheridan Road. Longbcach 6000. Phil Spitalny and his outfit play in the Marine Dining Room. Paul Whiteman is coming May 16 Weekly cover charge, $1.00; Saturday, formal, $2.00. Dinners, $2.00 and $2.50. DRAKE HOTEL Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. Verne Buck and his orchestra and the superior Drake menu and atmosphere. A la carte serv ice with Peter Ferris in charge. Weekly cover charge, $1.25; Saturday, $2.50. Tahle d'hote dinner in the Italian Room, $2.oo. HOTEL SHERMAH Clark at Randolph. Franklin 2100. Ben Bcrnie and his or chestra ;it College Inn. Thursday is Theatrical Night. Mauric Sherman and his band play for tea dances. 'Dusk Till Dazvn EL HAREM 165 N. Michigan. Dear born 4388. The newest thing in night clubs. Turkish cuisine and oriental at mosphere. Entertainment and the Harem Band. FROLICS 18 E. 22nd St. Victory 7011. Charles Kaley and his hand play the tunes and there's a floor show with sev eral wellknown entertainers. Weekly cover charge, $1.00; Saturday, $1.50. MACKS CLUB 12 E. Pearson. White hall 6667. Harry Glyn and Trudy Da vidson are featured in the revue and Keith Bcecher and his orchestra turn out the music, (-over charge, $1.00. CLUB ALABAM 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. Chinese and Southern menu and Willie Newbergcr and his band and a clever revue, ("over charge, $1.00. CASA GRANADA 6800 Cottage Grove. Dorchester 0074. Jan Garber and his orchestra make grand music and the floor show is far and away above the ordinary. There is no cover charge. Billy Leather is head waiter. OOLOSJMO'S 2126 S. Wabash. Calu met 1127. Jimmy Mco and his orchestra play and there is a floor show of a dif ferent sort. A la carte service. No cover charge at any time and dinner, $1.50. CLUB AMBASSADEUR -226 E. Ontario. Delaware 0930. Jimmic Noone and his orchestra arc there to play for you and for the floor show. And there is a popu lar after-theatre menu. No cover charge. BLACKHAWK— 139 N. Wabash. Dear born 6262. Coon-Sanders and their band, old favorites of the Town, and additional entertainment. Dinner, $1.50. No cover charge. TERRACE GARDENS— Morrison Hotel, 79 W. Madison. Franklin 8600. Clyde McCoy and his outfit play and there's the famous Morrison kitchen to prepare your food. Dinners, $1.50 and $2.00. No cover charge. GRAND TERRACE 3955 South Park way. Douglas 3600. Earl Hines and his orchestra, and Earl at the piano. A fast, colored floor show. Weekly cover charge, 50 cents; Saturdays, $1.00. TI4ECWICAG0AN 5 The Packard All-Weather Town Car. . . s6480 * On Display at the Packard Branch at Twenty-Fourth and Michigan Avenue For those who prefer a large, roomy model in a formal town car type with ample space for seven passengers. The impres sion of luxurious roominess is emphasized by plaited uphol stery and forward-facing occasional seats that preserve the harmony of the interior by folding smoothly into the division when not in use. For additional lounging comfort the rear seat and seat back may be positioned by an easily operated regulator. ASK THE MAN WHO OWNS ONE TUE CHICAGOAN iocial loleciims Photo by Kaufmann & Fabry Gowns by Saks. Concerto by Bach. Conversational obhligato by cuir Wanda (lower left on the love seat) who has just muffed her second applause cue of the evening. Somehow or other we suspect they'll never have Wanda in for fugues and petits fours again, fl Let's tell Wanda about Eugene Stinson ' and The Chicago Daily News ... where Chicago's alert keep liaison with things of musical moment. Here she'll find first aid to the appreciation of old masters and new maestros ... an entertaining overture to the things worth-while in Chicago's opera, concert-hall and stage. Stinson's daily critique of music is timely, authoritative and well worth reading for its style alone. €J And let's tell Wanda that The Daily News ensemble includes O'Brien on Books, Lewis on the Static, h It's Smart to Read Morgan, Casey and many others on the changing y tj r DATTY N P W^ S theme and tempo of this livable town o{ ours. Chicago's home newspaper CI4ICAG0AN Jubilee CHICAGO was ever a city of moods and we love it. Westward Ho-ing oxen found it grim, gay or gory, depending on the day, hour and minute of their approach. In '93 it was what a visitor made it, or had it made for him by experts, and the Boys of '98 reported a grand time between trains. A dozen Europeans entertained in the twelve months preceding April 7 describe a dozen different towns, all colorful. Chicago has been called everything but static. April 7 ushered in a change, a new mood. Just what this mood is to be is far from certain and not all of the promises are glorious. With the peoples of Earth wide- eyed in anticipation and Chicago-conscious to a degree be yond the wildest dreams of the most optimistic civic hopeful, individuals and agencies responsible for establish ing a Chief Executive in the finest opportunity a Mayor ever had have been sprinting ahead of the band wagon for all the world like small boys when school's out. At the moment their principal creation is a Jubilee that reads like the Hick Corners Harvest Festival multiplied by the mean average rainfall plus the municipal deficit for week before last. We can't quite picture the world deciding to attend the Century of Progress Exposition on the strength of that. The opportunity at hand, if we may become very solemn and civic for just this one time, is such as comes once in the lifetime of a few cities and twice to none. What Chicago is and does in the immediate now it is quite certain to be and do from now on. It has elected Mayor Anton J. Cermak to the directorship of its destiny. It seems to us that it would be a pretty sound and com- monsense idea to let him direct it. Air Kights THE newspaper publishers who foregathered the other week to denounce radio advertising as unfair and so forth got the cart before the horse in true newspaper tradition. On the basis of our slight exposure to the output of loudspeakers thrust upon us, we had formulated a rather definite idea that the technique of radio advertising was getting on. It was evident that a certain distribution of commercial information was being quite neatly accomplished by tersely phrased announcements read into the microphone by gentlemen of competent address. Unfairness, so far as we had been able to detect prior to reading the pub lishers' charges, skulked only in the din and dribble sepa rating these announcements. Here it was visible to the naked ear. Probably we're wrong, unfamiliar as we are with the facts on either side of the battle line, but it seems to us that the newspapers could do a pretty good defensive job by establishing critical departments devoted to criticising radio programs and presided over by editors dismissed from the drama desk for ruthlessness. What radio might do in retaliation we have no idea, but the experiment ought to result directly or indirectly in a definite improvement of broadcast material and that would be a break for the lowly listener. After all, he is the principal sufferer. Precognition THERE'S warmth for stout hearts in the award of the Chicago Foundation prize for prose to Mr. Henry Jus tin Smith, Managing Editor of The Chicago Daily T^ews and author of several books. Mr. Smith is a writing man, as differentiated and distinguished from the drawing room figurant, the tea quaffer and the week-ender at fashionable country places. Mr. Smith's books are like him. He writes them because he believes they are worth writing, and read ing, and he dilutes nor garnishes them with a single self- starting device for making sales, friends or a personal repu tation. He is a staunch workman in a trade lately taken over by a particularly offensive kind of racketeer, and there aren't many of him left. Letters and the Town owe the Chicago Foundation a vote of appreciation for its judgment. Wish IF we might be granted a wish in the good old story book manner we'd ask just now to be made a Captain of Police for about ten days. Of course we'd be an honest Captain, but that wouldn't save us from having our bank account inspected by the grand jury. And being, an honest Captain and having about nineteen dollars in the bank if we hadn't paid the milk bill, we'd be in what an honest Captain would call a swell spot. A swell spot to ask the grand jurors what the hell (police jargon, remem ber) a guy's gonna do wit five kids to keep out o' the jug or the poor house on the lousey four grand youse pay (the reader will finish the speech to his own satisfaction). Rejoinder W E cannot do less than publish the following letter from Mr. Robert J. Walker of Detroit: "Your comments on the editorial page of a recent issue in regard to Rockne and Rockne mourners are absurd. You know Rockne will still be revered by millions who loved him whether you make up your mind to publish your story or not.' It is rather disgusting to see a paper apparently dedicated to Chicago and Chicagoans relegate its Rockne tribute to an editorial item, the last on the page at that, mainly concerned with its own feelingsxand not the feelings of its readers. "Certainly The Chicagoan can afford to be a little more generous in its tribute to a man who was known intimately and respected by many thousands of Chicago people. Refer ring to the last sentence in the first paragraph of your edi torial — 'We don't believe Rockne would have cared for that.' " And we can't do more about it than remind Mr. Walker that honest differences of opinion make football games. TUECmCAGOAN saks-fifth avenue CHICAGO tt Opens the Outdoor Season with a Collec tion of Sport Fashions for Every Event Country clothes . . . Town clothes— clothes for every occasion — all more fascinating, more youthful than ever before and priced with Saks-Fifth Avenue consideration for curtailed summer budgets. c Jealurma FOR ACTIVE SPORTS Dresses in silk or cotton 25.00 up FOR SPECTATOR SPORTS. .Dresses with individual coats. . 39.50 up POLO COATS ever smart 49.50 up TRAVEL COATS new fabrics 55.00 up RAGLAN COATS imported English tweeds 69.50 up JACKETS. . . .of jersey or silk in gay sports colors 15.00 up A visit to "The Little Shop for Outdoor Clothes' will inspire you to be up and doing things — the clothes are that way — they actually in spire activity once you see them ?* C/br 1 1 lissett and ^cLo men SECOND FLOOR Nortk Michigan at Chestnut TI4E CHICAGOAN 9 THE PLAYFUL BARBARIANS A Note on the Intellectual Aspect of Intercollegiate Athletics I HJS seems to be a good time to * write about intercollegiate ath letics, I don't know why. Nobody ex cept a few of the strong boys is in terested, and not many of them can read without breathing hard. Yet on the other hand the conduct of inter collegiate athletics today is beset with problems. For instance, shall polo be played on handicap? This is a system in accordance with which Yale says to Harvard, "My players are better than your players, and so they will give you a head-start." The Carnegie Foundation for the. Advancement of Teaching is making a historical study of the matter, and the North Central Associations has investigators out. At the Chicago World's Fair in 1933 a special day has been set for the an nouncement of the solution of this problem. Then there is the case of Witten berg College, which has been put on probation for a year. A freshman named Luther stole ninety-five theses from the college library and nailed them to the door of the chapel. On account of the advertising which re sulted from this mad prank, Witten berg was enabled to schedule a foot ball game with Notre Dame. Protests followed from neighboring universities, of which there are seventeen within a radius of ten miles, Wittenberg (don't pretend you knew, for you did not) being situated in Ohio. Then there is the problem of Joseph ("Joe") Sa- voldi, of Notre Dame, and Henry ("Hank") Bruder of Northwestern. Joseph ("Joe") Savoldi, having been expelled from Notre Dame for getting married, took up wrestling, and made a pretty good thing of it. A little later Henry ("Hank") Bruder of North western also took up wrestling. But he did not get married, and was not expelled. This brought up the matter of intercollegiate courtesy. Was Sa voldi compelled to wrestle with Bruder, or had Savoldi the right to insist that Bruder be married and expelled first? Yes, and no. This issue is expected to be brought before the Wickcrsham Committee. These arc merely in stances of what is causing trouble all over the country. Probably it is only a co-incidence that at Reno you can By JAMES WEBER L! NN get a divorce now in thirty days, but it is at least evident that much requires to be said. THE subject of intercollegiate ath letics is historically interesting. In 1 860 there were 10,499 college students in the East, 16,959 in the Northwest, and 25,882 in the South. (See Wil liam E. Dodd's Expansion and Conflict, page 224, chapter on American Cul ture. Don't ask why the number of college students should be included in a chapter on culture; the passage is there, and I can prove it.) Ten years before, in 1850, Daniel Webster made his famous Seventh of March speech, in which he said, "Gentlemen, Dart mouth is a little college, but there arc those who love her." Both statements were true at the time. Eighteen Hundred Sixty-two marked the birth of Amos Alonzo Stagg, from which most modern historians date the begin ning of intercollegiate athletics, often called "character-building." In 1867 Yale and Harvard began rowing with each other. The Harvard-Princeton row came later. In 1873 was the first performance of The Blac\ Croo\, which demonstrated how much more popular legs are than brains, and which was generally called "the panic of '73." This led to football, and ultimately to the University of Southern California. There are today more baseball players from the University of Alabama in the big leagues than from any other edu cational institution. With this as a background we may continue our dis cussion. (I forgot to say that set in an ivied brick wall at Rugby, in England, is a tablet which reads, "This stone commemorates the exploit of William Webb Ellis, who, with a fine disregard for the rules of football, first took the ball in his arms and ran with it, thus originating the distinctive feature of the Rugby game, A. D. 1823." The distinctive feature of the present game of football is the use of the word "over emphasis," but I have searched in vain for any record of a monument to the man who first took it in his mouth.) Intercollegiate athletics is today the cornerstone of American character building. Every boy who competes signs a statement which reads, "I hereby certify that I have received no financial assistance, direct or indirect, on account of my participation in ath letic competition for Blank College." On this affidavit he builds up that structure of rectitude and sportsman ship which has been so aptly described as "one hundred per cent American ism." Over the doorway of this mag nificent edifice may be read the words, "Equal Opportunities for All," like a beacon shining afar and lighting the way to advancement. Forward, Hoj- nacki, Kakela, Snorch, Vlk, Yanuskus, Waytulonis, Wilps, and Opekun! FOR literature, in America, inter collegiate athletics has not done so much as for character. There is to be sure a certain compactness and effi ciency in the summaries of a track meet, as for instance : Shot Put — Won by Stephens (Joliet); Ovson (Oak Park), sec ond; Seaburg (Senn), third; Bur nett (Libertyville) , fourth. Dis tance, 52 ft. 7 in. That could scarcely be more crisply put. After listening to Just a Gigolo or When I Ta\e My Sugar to Tea over the radio, I like to turn to such summaries, with their precision and freedom from soporific sentiment. Literature arising from the study of the game of football, however, gen erally fails to reach this high level. "It is a game which abounds in thrills — legitimate, inspiring, blood-tingling thrills. A brilliant long run made pos sible by skillful dodging aided by time ly and clever interference — a flying tackle by the last man between the runner and the goal-line — a lthey- shall-not-pass,' unever-say-die' defense of a team's goal — a team coming from behind and snatching victory from de feat in the last minute of play by sheer skill and grit — all these provide thrills a-plenty for the true sportsman." So writes Dr. E. K. Hall in the 1930 Football Guide. Alas, these ring ing words do not provide "thrills a-plenty" for me. They force me rather to inquire philosophically into the difference between a legitimate thrill and an illegitimate thrill; to con sider the exact adjectival significance of "blood-tingling"; to wonder if brilliant 10 TWECWICAGOAN "Oh well, ive're only young tivice" dodging through grammatical construc tions is not as important as through clutching adversaries on a football field; to doubt whether skill which is sheer can be at the same time gritty. It must be admitted that "sport-writ ers," describing actual football games, do rather better than this. But I do not recall any anthologically-preserved pas sage of "great writing" which had its inspiration in intercollegiate sport. To be sure, there was Richard Harding Davis — but he wrote on sports long ago, before they had assumed their present statistical importance. MORE than as a "character- builder," however, and far more than as an influence on American cul ture, intercollegiate athletics is impor tant in education. Many a young col legian has undertaken his first serious study of arithmetic in connection with intercollegiate athletics. One hundred seventy-five pounds times 1 0 2/5 sec onds per 100 yds. equals what, and where? How many touchdowns in four years in high school equal one passing grade in Freshman English at (a) the University of Iowa, (b) Duke University? Five Saturday afternixm victories, divided among how many Evanston businessmen, equal one blue roadster? Two touchdowns after for ward passes equal how many mash notes for (a) the passer, (b) the catcher? Problems such as these are put up to our more earnest students of the game constantly, and on the ability of the athlete to solve them without swallowing his Adam's apple depends to a very considerable extent his future, not only as an Ail-Amer ican, but as a wrestler. Education in ethics, t<x>, is in many cases intimately connected with inter collegiate athletics. Not long ago a boy at an eastern institution of learn ing cheated his way through an exami nation. He was a member of the crew. "I had to do it," he explained stoutly. "Alma Mater was depending on me to uphold her honor in the boat-race, and if I hadn't passed that exam I wouldn't have been eligible." It was a nice point, and his solution of it did credit to his sense of values. I have always felt that the dean who suspended that lad took the narrow view. Psychology, too, is concerned. Should a young man who has not been doing too well in Spanish wear his sweater with the college letter on it to class? Assume that it is his last resort, save study. He inquires into the profes' sor's antecedents, his habits; even finds out his name. De Rojas. Un-Ameri' can! better not, the boy reasons, take a chance. With a sigh he turns to his text-lxxik. Who can say that the set' tlemcnt of that psychological problem has not been the educational turning' point in the boy's career? Of course, he should not have been "taking" Spanish at all; he should have stuck to his courses in the History of Music. But we all make mistakes when we are young. And let us never forget that these athletes arc mere boys. They cannot fairly be held responsible for such errors of judgment. I like to think, as I watch some frail two- hundred pounder playfully dig an ele' phantine knee into the bowels of a prostrate opponent, or perceive a black' jowled basketball guard, prematurely bald from excessive application to the study of the higher calculus, deftly trip a dribbler, that these are just children after all. IT is on account of its educational value that I feel we should take more interest in intercollegiate athletics than we do. The general public should, I mean. Where shall we find leaders of the nation, if not among our inter collegiate athletes? Examine the roster of our All- Americans, for instance. Was not the battle of Waterloo won on the playing-fields of Eton? Was not our most famous local statesman, William Hale Thompson, a football player? (Though I believe not strictly in an intercollegiate way.) What William Hale Thompson has been to our glorious past, our Henry ("Hank") Bruders and our Charles ("Buck") Weavers shall be to our still more glori' ous future. Get your tickets now. TRIOLET Oh, I am King Prajadhipok, The monarch of all of Siam. With pleasure I rule from Bangkok, For I am King Pajadhipok. My subjects (I call them my flock) About me do not give a damn, Though I am King Prajadhipok, The monarch of all of Siam. — STOOGE. TUQ CHICAGOAN n "Into the Valley of Death rode the Six Hun dred." A first audition. . I. . »v . , Specialist in sound (barnyard). Thcx just must act! "Hold it! Hold it! HOLD IT! ¦' '^'jfr. i .. yiv'\ • V.'.'*'iy '«(¦ "Now, when I played with Barrymore . . ff making an trance. Mxke-fnght. j§&*/ The "Cotton Blossom" rounding the bend (in the river) "^ ™ ... a tough break for the sound crew. "YOU HAVE JUST HEARD THROUGH THE COURTESY OF—" 12 TI4E CHICAGOAN COL. IRA L. REEVES: Soldier, educator, author, engineer and lecturer who has served at the front in three wars and has been president of Norwich University and of the post-Armistice A. E. F. University. As prohibition administrator of New Jersey for two years his experiences with agents and offenders were such that he resigned and became secretary of the Crusaders, the national organization working for the repeal of dry laws in favor of temperance. JAMES E. GORMAN: President of the Rock Island Lines whose entire service in the railway industry has been in Chicago and whose experience in the various posi tions of his field have provided him with the necessary requirements for successfully rilling his present post and whose ability to do so is recognized not only in his own railway sphere, but also by the world of business in general. DISTINGUISHED CH1CAGOANS A Sequence of Portraits By J. H. E CLARK MRS. JOHN B. DRAKE, JR.: Not be cause she is a daughter of former Gov ernor Lowdcn and a grand-daughter of George Pullman and the lovely hostess she is expected to be, but rather because she is an outstanding example, what with her fine golf game, her work as treasurer ot the Service Club and her many other inter ests, of a modern and model young married woman. FREDERIC C. WOODWARD: Vice president ol the University of Chicago, dean ot the (acuities, and professor in the law school. He has served on the faculties of Dickinson College, Northwestern Uni' versity and Leland Stanford and came to Chicago in 1916. As acting president after Max Mason and bclorc President Hutchins, he displayed vision, energy and administra tive ability that place him among our fore most educators. JAMES SCOTI' KEMPER: Dynamic and aggressive leader in the field of insur ance; active clubman and enthusiastic Ro- tarian who is identified with many civic and philanthropic enterprises, and business man who has given the Town one of its largest insurance organizations and who served for eight years as a director of the United States Chamber of Commerce repre senting insurance. TI4E CHICAGOAN 13 EVERY POUND A KING A Swift Pen Picture of a Fleeting Visitor "QAID the jolly old k,ing of Siam. Little did I think, when I popu larized this now famous ditty, or saw, on the campus of Transylvania Uni versity in 1828, the year 1 murdered my third wife, the Infanta Sadie, for whistling The Peanut Vendor in front of the Baptistry at Florence, under the assumed name of Abercrombie Fitch. Little, as I say, did I think. . . . That before many moons had elipsed this same jolly old king of Siam, or a different one, would set f<x)t, in fact feet, on American soil, that beloved soil on which the Federal agents have shed our last drop of rye. But lo! or euh! Tuesday morning at 8:30 the mighty ruler of that picturesque little empire across the sea (across what sea, exactly?) hove into this frontier junc tion with his retinue of five private cars, a private locomotive, and a couple of privates from the Siamese Home Guard fe? Whist Club. AS a Chicagoan, indeed, as an early £\ settler (ten cents on the dollar), I resented the king's indifference to this great American city which, as I understand it, packs 484.23 hogs every hour, on the hour, and has the lowest mortality rate from athlete's foot of any city in Illinois. It's a wonder I didn't write my congressman about the whole business. When aroused I am relentless. But as a plebian I admired the democracy and the modesty of this potentate whose presence in Chicago would never have been known if it hadn't been for that train of 48 k. coaches, inlaid with Parian marble, the five hundred motorcycle policemen who escorted the engineer of the royal loco motive from his cab to Raklios' and back to his cab, and the fact that it was Joe Aeillo's birthday and there fore a legal holiday. I see by the papers that the king is to have a cataract removed from his eye in one of the thirty-two guest bathrooms of Mrs. Whitclaw Reid's lean-to at Purchase, N. Y. Contrary to public opinion, Purchase, N. Y., was founded by Rosmersholm ("Joe") By MILTON S. MAYER Purchase, a descendant of the Louisi ana Purchases. The king's coming here for this operation is a tribute to American surgery. What is more, it is the sensible thing to do, since Siam, as I remember it as a mere boy in the Bcx:r War, has plenty of pythons but very few surgeons, and almost no stur geons. IF there is any man who commands my respect, it is a king who, in the words of Ben Jonson (or was it Ban Johnson?), has not lost the common touch. According to the public prints, King Prajadhipok is a real gent and very well liked in Siam and frequently appears in the streets of sunny Bang kok dressed in a business suit that would sell in Chicago for $27.50, with two pair of pants and a baseball bat. On these occasions he is addressed by his subjects as "If It Isn't Old Nate Lutsspiel, Since When You Been Trav eling Out of Toledo?" or as "Hi, Roy" (Siamese for "roi" or "king") or as "C'mon, Dope, Git Off De Dime, Dis Ain't No Parking Stand." It ought not to be pointed out at this juncture (or at Grand Juncture, which is as far as we go) that Siam is the greatest single producer of Siamese twins in the Eastern hemisphere, or whichever hemisphere Siam is in this time of the year — modern youth makes the world go 'round so fast you don't know where you're at, and if you don't how do you expect the Siamese to? But to revert to the king (imagine any communist so bold as to refuse to revert to the king), almost no one knows that he is in America. He is traveling incognito and who would recognise His Royal Highness the Prince of Sukhodaya, or just plain Ad dison Simms of Seattle, as he prefers to be known, as the King of the North and the South, Defender of the Faith, Descendant of Buddha, Supreme Arbi ter of the Ebb and Flow of the Tide, Brother of the Moon, Half -Brother of the Sun, Possessor of the Four-and- Twenty Golden Umbrellas? HIS MAJESTY buttoned up his vest and put on a new set of cuffs on the occasion of his meeting President Hoover, of Washington, and this, it was announced, was the only occasion of his American stay on which he signed or would sign his right name on the register. President Hoover's enemies are already bruiting it about that the absolute monarchy idea suits Herbert to a T and that he has en listed King Prajadhipok as press agent for the Republican National Commit tee and plans to run for King of the United States in 1932. This will be a horse on the Democrats, who, under the Republicanarian Dynasty, will be classified as peasants and put to work in collieries, the house organ of which is Collieries Weekly. I understand that King Prajadhipok weighs in under 99 lbs. This inciden tal should be kept in mind by the prize-fight promoters, in case the Span ish influence, or influenza, be felt in Siam and the king racket abolished by public fiat or Isotta-Fraschini. Prajad hipok is billed even now as an athletic little fellow and the boxing business is hard up for good flyweights. Head lined as the Siamese Cyclone he ought to put 'em in the aisles. QUERY Is Barratt O'Hara Trying to be a Clarence Darra? — A. N. T. 14 TI4£ CHICAGOAN # U BASEBALL Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati, Wrigley Field, May 4, 5, 6, 7; Pittsburgh, May 23, 24, 25, 31; Brooklyn, June 2, 3, 4, 5; New York. June 6, 7. 8, 9; Philadelphia, June 10, 11, 12, 13; Boston, June 14, 15, 16. Chicago White Sox and New York, May 8, 9, 10, 11; Philadelphia, May 12, 13, 14; Washington, May 19, 20, 21; Detroit, May 26, 27, 28; Philadel phia, June 19, 20, 21, 22. GOLF Handicap Event, Sunset Ridge Country Club, May 13. British Amateur Championship, North Devon Golf Club, Westward Ho! Eng land, May 18-23. Handicap Event, Lincolnshire Country Club, May 27. British Open Championship, Carnoustie Golf Club, England, June 1-6. District qualifying round of National Open, Mcdinah Country Club, June 8. British Women's Championship, Royal Portmarnock Golf Club, Ireland, June 8-13. HORSE RACING Aurora, Exposition Park Jockey Club, Aurora, Illinois, twenty days. May 1-23. Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville, May 16. Washington Park, Washington Park Jockey Club, Homewood, Illinois, thirty days, May 25-June 27. The American Derby, Washington Park, June 20. Arlington Park, Arlington Park Jockey Club, Arlington, Illinois, thirty days, June 29-August 1. HORSE SHOWS South Shore Country Club, June 8-11. Lake Forest, June 19-20. MOTOR BOAT SHOW National Motor Boat Show, Motor Boat Mart, Navy Pier, through May 3. TRACK Iowa and Chicago, dual meet, at Bartlett Gymnasium, May 2. Wisconsin, Northwestern, Ohio State and Chicago, quadrangular meet, at Bartlett Gymnasium, May 9. Big Ten Outdoor Meet, at Northwestern. May 22-23. National Collegiate Meet, at Stagg Field, June 5-6. Twenty-Seventh Annual Stagg Track and Field Intcrscholast.c, Stagg Field, June 12-13 THE CHICAGOAN 15 TOWN TALK Or, Through the Civic Fortnight with Torch and Bugle 'Ballade of a Departed Circus A little early, came Moving Day this Tear for some who were told to vanish: Li\e the bivalve that gone in May is, Big Bill's now with the also-ran-ish. Yesterday's \ings today we banish, Bid them begone with never a tear — ¦ I don't miss the oysters, or monarch Spanish: But where is the circus of yesteryear? "Where is the horn and the thrown* away hammer, Where is the fish that climbed the trees? I miss, somehow, the oldtime clamor, The libel suits on each evenings breeze. Where are the experts, and their fees? Where's the big face with the friendly leer? Where's King George, and his ty rant's sneeze? Where is the circus of yesteryear? Where are the elephants, camels, asses; The cowboy hat on the noted head? The ribald laughs at the upper classes? Where are the rats labelled Doc and Fred? Will Muzzeys History now be read? Where's the Big Builder hoopla we used to hear? Who'll now at Tribune Tower raise Ked? Where is the circus of yesteryear? i/envoy Cerma\: supreme now over a City So hushed and tranquil it all seems queer — Do you, too, wonder (a little bitty), Where is the circus of yesteryear? Jubilee AND the answer to that, with fan fare, huzsas and skyrockets, is that a Chicago Jubilee is to start May 11, "celebrating a revived spirit, com mercially, politically and morally," in "one vast pageant" and "panorama of pride and progress, of optimism, of a notable renaissance," a "jubilee of ma terial encouragement, of idealistic aim," with "a parade, industrial in touch, By RICHARD ATWATER civic in spirit, community in design," and "the honest gaiety of the county fair, polished with urban restraint." Thus, if Old Doc Thompson's one- man Snake Oil show has moved on, a whole Medical Congress is moving in; the clown blowing a kasoo is supplanted by fifty-six regimental bands on pranc ing stallions playing Pomp and Circumstance. Which new regime all hail, say we, turning a sincere summer-sault of our own in honor of the better boom-boom. It's a grand old town, and we rejoice it's to be gaudier than ever. On with the fiesta! Rhymes for His Honor * *\/ OX3 said, via radio, that there I are no words to rhyme with Cermak. For your enlightenment," (submits Delia Peacock), "I enclose a few, and with the aid of a thinking cap no doubt a million more could be added." Miss Peacock's rhymes for Cermak are: open sack smoke stack hard whack old hack push back sweet smack wise crack that's a fac' hard tack loose jack wire rack got a knack race track does not lack wolf pack long eared yak old quack From under which amazing ava lanche we now crawl, with the hasty explanation that the rhyme for Cer mak we were thinking of was a two- syllable word, with the accent on the first syllable. And that rhyme still es capes us, unless it's fair to put His Honor in the possessive case: A firm ax Is Cermak's. Riq of WMAQ NOW that we've been on the air, we think we know why radio announcers get what, to a misunder standing world, seems a lit tle goofy. Our immediate discovery was that a pre ceding afternoon of horrid worry (about microphone fright and the depressing absence of after-dinner- speech applause and boos) had been quite unnecessary. There is, in fact, no sensa tion at all of talking at a cold instrument into a vacuum. You feel at once that the microphone is somehow alive, magnetic and friendly. Let it further be confessed that we were rather sorry when our time was up: and that is what we mean when we say that we think that we know, now, why radio announcers get what, to a misunder standing world, seems a little goofy. And, believe it or not, the next time we listened to Mr. Graham McNamee, we thought he talked very nicely. (Little diary, why do you stare up at us so reproachfully?) Our Mash Mail t*\ HEARD you the other night," 1 writes D. E. Hobelman, "which in itself is no small matter, for I sel dom listen. Our radio has a white rat in it or something which squeaks a good deal and irritates Thomas Heflin, the cat. What I started to say was that you sounded as if you had a bad cold and possibly were chewing on a cud of cotton-waste. Your subject, which as I recall it with a baffled whimper was 'I Love Chicago,' re called that classic theme song prepared for Rin Tin Tin. I suspected that you had your tongue in your cheek, and when that idea dawned on the arid plateau of my mind, I suddenly realized what was wrong with your 16 THE CHICAGOAN diction. Your tongue in the cheek was impeding the flow of words! "But seriously, I think it was good and far above the — " [Here Mr. Hobelman began to get critical and we had to cut him off. — Riq.] iA Dollop a Dollop A VISIT to one of the Chicago Book Auctions, up in the Fine Arts building, added further enlight enment to our educational fortnight. For one thing, we learned you sit down at a book auction, just as if you were in a regular theater. We had always supposed the audience stood up, as on an elevated train. And if there are any strange codes of wigwagging at the auctioneer, with different furtive ges tures meaning different buying signals, we missed them. To play safe, how ever, we kept our hands in our pack ets, fearing that scratching the nose might signify "I raise you five dollars." It was a cool day, with no flics present, and our restraint was no great ordeal. There was, however, some mental temptation to bid up the prices, many of which were surprisingly small. Several tomes were "given away" at $1.25, and one or two found no takers at a dollar. It was an after noon auction; perhaps the night ones get more reckless. $50 was high sale during the half hour we lexiked on. A Mr. Targ seemed to he giving the party, mostly, though there were plenty of other lucky buyers, who usually announced their identity by mysterious initials, such as V. L. S. We nearly bought a hook, merely for the pleasure of telling the crowd, when the auctioneer inquired who we might be to be buying a hook, "Tommy Titmouse of Tribune Tower." One possible contretemps struck us during the proceedings. The books are announced by lot number only, the audience holding a program in its lap. It would be funny if you misread your program, and bought number 171 (Memoirs of Felicia Hemans) when you thought you were outbidding the city for number 191 (Works of Fran cois Rabelais). To enliven the show, the auctioneer pronounces dollars "dollops." 'I wonder why Elsie doesn't write — it's been three years now'' This Super- Engineering Age FROM the Herald and Examiner, by Rose B.: "It was the busiest day in many ways that any mayor of the city has ever experienced. It was a day marked by quick and decisive action and few works." 'Death and 'Transliteration n\ IE [Richard Strauss] will I I doubtless stay with us for years to come, though his star is wan ing. Sit transit!" -(Karleton Hackett, in the Post. ) Apparently a misprint for "sit in transit," meaning "to be taken com fortably tor a ride." flying Shoes ALONG about the time of the first . aeroplane flight from New York to Paris, it was suggested that nobody would ever get very rich selling shoes to Charles A. Lindbergh, or his brother air pilots. This theory explodes com pletely with the report that a Chi cagoan named Robert Casey recently ruined his footgear flying to Texas. It's only fair to add that he didn't go in a regular passenger plane. But as it happened in this case, Mr. Casey, finding no other place to rest his feet, placed them on a convenient wire and so went to sleep in his bucket seat. He woke up, apparently, just in time to save his feet but not in time to save his shoes. The vibrating wire had eaten through the soles like a buzssaw through a lumber plank. What might have happened, had the shoes eaten through the wire, is an other story. (/iris Over Chicago AT that, we were pretty thorough- i ly sold on commercial aviation, after seeing the very pleasant talking pictures of Robert Andrews' Three Girls Lost. The rare panoramas of Chicago as the tri motor comes in from Minneapolis over the Loop skyscrapers convince us that the L train must go, in f.ivor of the higher vehicle. The Three Little Girls, by the way, were charmingly cast, quite a seduc tive modernization of the ones in the Mikado, who, come to think of it, have nothing to do with the case. And it looks as if the newspaper war is over, we hope, the way the Daily l^ews author got merited admirations in the THE CHICAGOAN 17 columns of his critical contemporaries. Which is more than Dishonored got, as many of our reviewers being against as for la Belle Marlene's latest pair of stockings. Luckily, our Mr. Weaver liked it, and there's a movie goer you can rely upon. Relying on our Mr. Weaver, we will say that if Miss^ Dietrich should appear in Uncle Tom's Cabin, whether as Eva, Topsy, or Uncle Tom, we will be at the premiere, in the front row, with a basket of flowers. Provided, naturally, that Mr. Von Sternberg has directed the picture. There, as far as we are concerned, is the boy that has at last made the talkies talk. He docs, with sound ef fects, what Belasco used to do with lights. Repeated, such tricks may in time be seen to be theatrical; but as a novelty, they are highly dramatic. It seems to us he has discovered that technique of sound about which the critics were worried only a year or so ago. Wrong Again THE rumor that Liberty, under a new management, would change its name to License seems to be quite unfounded. ^Altars by the River [Lloyd Lewis, after viewing the hand some Merchandise Mart after dark, ex claims in the Daily Jiewa: "Ah, the monument of the unknown merchant?"] Along by the river that flows by night, The taxies scurry as if in fright Where the buildings are dar\ as silent tombs With a million ghosts in a million rooms. High over the misty river air The towers rise, spectral and fair Li\e giant ghosts with lights in their hair; And the river shudders at those up there. For an awful smo\e wreathes from those urns: From their jeweled pyres an incense burns: Who is dead on the buildings' tops? Ah, never a fearful taxi stops — Down in the river, ghosts of a dream, Rippling candlelights sadly gleam All night long, while a light thin wind Mourns at windows dar\ and blmd. Cenotaph, altar, monument — who Shall say, as we pass them in review? Splendid in grief or majestic in pride, Quickly by them let us ride. . . Science and Invention IT was a little too hot and crowded, the night we visited the Interna tional Patent Exhibition in the Mer chandise Mart, for us to be quite in the mood for the inventions. And there were so many inventions, too, most of them small of size and un- romantic looking, as they lay helpless ly side by side on the long tables. Only here and there was there a gray-goat- eed inventor, attempting to interest the jostling crowds in his notable de vice; or now and then the buxom consort of the wizard stood behind the improved ice pick, the wizard having apparently stepped out, unable longer to endure the strain of seeing people go by his stand without even looking at his widget. Of the countless contraptions pre sented for the eye of an indifferent and perspiring public, we recall a few of amusing possibilities. There was a motor propelled by the heat of a plumber's torch. There was a rather neat little tool to pick up ice cubes with. There were electric fans whirl ing dazzling colored lights; there were electric roses; there was a sort of com bination kiddy-car, without wheels, and child's blackboard. There was a tin co operative - apartment house for baby chicks. There was a guitar lying on a table that looked like a regular ten-dollar guitar, and what was new about that, we wouldn't know. There was an im proved bed-comforter, whose users were guaranteed not to be able to kick it off no matter how hot they got : a diverting idea, had the exhibit only been staged with real people in a real bed. There was a mechanical bat that flapped around the place, very lifelike, clinging to whoever in the crowd it hit. We thought one of these bats might be fun to take along to a thea ter, to let loose after the house lights were lowered; but it flapped away again, and the place was too crowded to hunt up its exhibitor for further details. All of which sounds as if we had a pretty good time at the Patent show, and probably we did. But at the time it all seemed to us much like a No Jury art show, without the sex inter est. Or maybe we were just jealous. 18 THE CHICAGOAN Edward Robinson is the diminutive but convincing Capone of Little Caesar, least romanticized of the gang pictures currently at large We had forgotten to enter our own have only seven notes to the octave." invention, the squickle, among these And for the first thirty seconds fol- latest products of the Hoover era. lowing, she believed him. Simplified THE music-loving bachelor had been trying to tell his hostess how much fun he'd been getting out of a new cottage-size piano he had bought. "But I don't understand," said the puzzled hostess, "how they could make a piano any smaller than a regular up right — ¦" "Oh," explained the young man. "That's easy. The smaller sized ones Rumble Seat Autographs I HE Ca\es and Ale Gin and Bit ¦ ters gossip- novel sequence gives us an even better idea. Why not an Autographcd-Autograph Nx>k^ On each page there would W' space for two signatures and sentiments. The autograph hunter, after getting a Mr. Maugham to pen something witty on the tipper half of page one, would bide his time until he caught a Mr. Wal- pole, who would then be induced to sign his valued name on the lower half of page one, plus his affectionate sen timents about the first signer on that page. And so on. A completed rumble-seat-autograph bHik would make exciting reading but should not be sent to Mr. Ashton Stevens or he would print it. Rapt Earnestness CHIC AGO ANS who summer in Michigan have more than once confided their regret that there is noth ing in this Town's journalism quite comparable to the Mears, Michigan ^nc;, a small weekly circular issued by a Mr. Swift Lathers on pink paper. Our music critics, say we, will be hard put to it to come up to this report in a current issue of the ~Njewz: "Splendid special evangelistic meetings are being held in the Mears M. E. church this week. One night Miss Dahloff sang and played on a harp-jithcr. Miss Starks, pleading in the pulpit, had her face lit up with that rapt, illuminated earnestness that Mrs. Louise Tucker wears when she sings 'The Rose of No Man's Land.' She even looked like Mrs. Tucker, or Fay Wright. Slender Miss Larson, the school teacher, so humble, so modest, so unbrazen, so abso lutely perfect, will talk Friday night to the young people. She even drinks water at her meals. Sometimes when Miss Dahloff's voice is lifted up in song her throat, her face, her unworldly eyes make her look like an Easter lily. Sometimes Mrs. Ernest Pearson sings with them, wearing the print dress with the massive flowers and sometimes she dresses plainly. Miss Rood was here once. Brother Maurice Edlund was accom panied by his wife one evening." Safety First AS if downtown retailers had noth ing else to put furrows in their brows, quite a few suburban lady shoppers have a phobia of Loop traf fic. For such nervous customers a kind Providence has, in some cases, placed direct aerial entrances into the depart ment stores from the L stations. We know at least one south-side shopper who has figured out quite an itinerary, to avoid crossing the Loop streets which she views as so many enemy barrages. Emerging from the I. C. terminal, she tunnels under Michigan avenue, scurries along the walk in front of the Library, climbs the L stairs and so skitters across the L bridge alvwe Randolph and Wabash into Field's. A tunnel from Field's to THE CHICAGOAN 19 its store for men conveys her safely under Washington street. She is now secure for the moment in MM. Ste vens' and Mandels' block, and a fur ther L bridge over Madison street convoys her, intact, into Carson's sec tor. If still determined to visit Davis's, she solemnly takes a street car on Wabash, still without having to cross a desperate street. From Davis's, a further L bridge takes her across Wabash and Van Burcn, and another tunnel under the boulevard lands her, panting but unharmed, on the south bound I. C. train again. One day last month, for probably the first time in years, she absently- mindedly forgot to take the L bridge over Wabash and Randolph on her way to Field's. Entering the store at street level, she found it a scene of un usual confusion, and discovered that had she entered as usual from the L station, she would have met the bandit who a moment before, had tried to shoot his way through at the expense of a florist and other bystanders. Our friend, while glad she diverged from her usual path at that particular moment, has gone back to her old bridge-and-tunncl system of downtown shopping. It relieves her mind, she says, of anxiety, except at the moment when she crosses over Randolph and Wabash and looks at the new florist. iicDonyt Forget the Governor" THE Town's newspaper columnists must be complimented for their unusual restraint. Not one of them, commenting on Governor "Lou" Em- merson's dry nullification of the Illi nois wet referendum, referred to it as a Waterlou. Horse Boxing E nearly attended a boxing match at the Riding club, get ting all excited to go until it was ex plained that while the affair was pre pared by the Black Horse Troop, it would be a conventional biped fight. But why not have real horse-boxing? We don't mean to put gloves on a pair of horses and see what they would do. The horse will never be a satisfactory substitute for the kangaroo. But horses might make quite acceptable mounts for human boxers, and could likely be trained to bite the other horse's rider in the leg at an opportune moment. A lot of us have long wished to see a return match between MM. Tunney and Dempsey. Such a match, on horseback, would be pleasantly uncer tain as to its outcome, and surely Mr. Tunney would agree that a mounted boxer would be a chivalrous sight, worthy of his social rating. There is also the precedent, in classic literature, of the Centaurs. Centaurs often fought, though we do not remember if they wore boxing gloves or not. Per haps, being mounted and therefore chivalrous, the Centaurs were too gen tlemanly to wear boxing gloves, as the ancient Greek boxing glove was made of iron and weighed about sixteen pounds. We don't know what the referee would ride at a horse boxing match. Perhaps a zebra? GETTING back to the main sub ject (which is either poetry or politics), we thought we had been fair ly smart, in a recent bit of verse, to rhyme "skeletons" with "eloquence" and make it stick. But now comes Mr. Hotep with an encouraging clap on the shoulder and the remark that the word that really rhymes with "elo quence" is "elephants." The passion-flower of Florida and a rum-runner's sweetheart — or Lenore Ulric in Pagan Lady, the torrid play that has been at the Erlanger 20 THE CHICAGOAN Above the Tennis Courts and Sun Deck of the ILE DE FRANCE YOU go in for howling efficiency. You plan, send in your deposit and reservation months ahead of sailing date. You suppress a little quiver of excitement as you study the deck plans. For once, you are going to be calm, assured "travel- wise." No flurry, no childish frenzy of enthusiasm, no whooping farewells, no rush of teari- ness, no worry about baggage. . . . They said it would be at the pier, didn't they? But humanity isn't in fallible. That man talked too glibly, was he listening when you said Pier 57? Oh, you should have printed those tags yourself. You forgot to get Jean's London address. Don't forget to call Aunt Christine. Where is that list of things, to get for the family? No, you can't possibly — well, you might have half an hour for tea. Silly, but it seems one must have a farewell dinner. In eight hours you will be having Chablis with your meals; why drink bootleg cocktails? but the guest of honor has to be sociable. Careful, though. When you hit the waves, a well mind in a well body, you know. Or is it a well body in a well mind? Really, this is a lovely party, Anne. You wish they could all go with you. They do too. But they'll have break fast with you anyway, and help finish your packing. You all trail to Child's and tear back to the hotel. They cram hair brush and creams into the large suit case and tweed coat into your hand bag. Cabs bulging with noisy friends and bags bear you to the pier. You hear tooting, and shrieking, and creak ing of chains. You sprint -you're late — you fight your way on board, friends in tow though you try to kick them back. You collapse in the stateroom. You scream as Bill decides to open a bottle. Someone says the boat will sail in an hour. You subside and sip your drink. You feel blue. These dear friends. You begin to whimper. The sirens screech, people claw at you and peck at an ear, an eyebrow. Mobs bolt down the gangplank, you wave at blurs on the pier. The ship shudders. Thank God, it's over. You turn a grateful face to a new world and begin hunting for the dining nxim steward. ONCE aboard one becomes either a bustler or a drifter. The bust ler sends cards and letters to shore with the pilot, writes letters all the way across, scurries about at deck sports and fusses with the ship pool, rides the electric horse faithfully, marches de terminedly around the deck three times a day. The drifter collapses into a deck-chair and heaves a sigh of relief. He watches the horizon fade, turn into a rising, falling, rising, falling, rhythm until he drops off to sleep, to be wak- THIS FREEDOM Dat OF Dabbi By LUC1 ened by a kindly steward who tells him the three-mile limit is passed. A lope to the smoking room or veranda cafe, a saunter to the stateroom to dress, a stroll to the dining salon by way of three Martinis, makes up his day. But the beauty of it all is that they both, the bustler and the drifter, have such a swell time. This, egad, is that thing they call the Freedom of the Seas. ON the modern liner this freedom may be achieved by everyone, no matter what his tastes or moods. To those of us who are of the drifter per suasion it is difficult to understand just why travelers insist on carrying on their landlubber activities while they are at sea. But for those who do so insist the steamship companies provide every accustomed luxury, and add a few oceanic ones for good measure. To us lazy drifters it is supreme luxury to spend hour after hour as we did on one of the smaller vessels that makes its way to South America. Promptly after breakfast we made our way to the bow of the boat where four or five kindred souls settled every morning to do nothing but bask. The sun warmed our backs as we watched each wave roll up to the ship and break into a hundred colorful sprays against its sides. The flying fish shot in gleam ing arcs through the air, our conversa tion was desultory and comfortable. The habits of tropical fish were seri ously discussed but everything else was treated lightly or not at all. Easy silences settled upon us for hours at a time, broken only by an occasional LEVIATHAN • MALOLO • BRITANNIC THE CHICAGOAN 21 \ OF THE SEAS I Calling Again A LEWIS murmur of admiration as a particularly beautiful wave crashed against the prow, or a sigh of content as someone shifted from the right elbow to the left. To such simple souls it seems almost blasphemy to worry about ticker tape and market prices five hundred miles from Wall Street, but the doers of course cannot break away completely from their accustomed responsibilities without worrying themselves into a frenzy. For them, then, such frills as ship to shore telephone service have WW*®* VAH50N Swim Across in the Brilliant Tiled Pool of the RESOLUTE been added and such consummate serv ice as the Leviathan s brokerage office with its broker in charge to execute buying and selling orders, its black board to watch and steady reports of Wall Street fluctuations. BUT service is connected not only with the appurtenances of busi ness but supremely with the things of conviviality. The verandah cafes with their atmosphere of Paris sidewalks or Berlin gardens are beloved of drifters and doers alike. The warm congenial ity of smoking rooms and untrammeled bars, the afternoon tea brought to your deck chairs, the glittering ballrooms and dazzling night clubs. — ah! why should the restless spirit of mortal strive so to shorten the Atlantic crossing? Night club atmosphere reaches its gayest climaxes on the mighty new Em press of Britain, the Bre men, and the Leviathan. These are all three dash ing and brilliantly modern in decor, blending the en tertainment of Europe and New York, bright with the rhythm of per fect music and the tinkle of glasses at three or four bars. While the modern companies provide so lav ishly for the sophisticated evenings of the adults they are just as careful to assure the simple daytime pleasures of their young sters. Once a child has ventured into the flowery brightness of the Empress of Britain's playroom and listened perhaps to a story by the governess in charge, or played hop-skip on the floor of the Reso- lute under the mirthful grins of the mural elfs and burghers, he is through with the land and all ¦things of the land. All the larger steamers now have play rooms with fasci nating chutes, sandboxes, games, swings, and dozens of other toys and most of them have special children's dining rooms where suitable meals are served for them in their own colorful dishes and at their own size tables and chairs. For grown-up playtimes the facili ties are getting grander and grander. From the simple little deck games of old the sports decks have expanded to regulation size tennis courts with gal lery effects on the Empress of Britain, to complete miniature golf courses on the White Star ships, and amazingly spacious decks on the Hamburg- Amer ican steamers, where handball and deck tennis and half a dozen other games may be carried on simultaneously by different groups. These decks, of course, are supplemented by the indoor gymnasium where athletes keep in training and non-athletes get whipped into shape by punching bags, rowing machines, electric bicycles and the like. Swimming pools, brilliant as any em peror's bath, grace most of the large ships too, and on some, as on the City of Los Angeles, which steams on the Pacific, the touch of romance has been added by loads of fine sand from Wai- kiki which form a lovely beach about the open air pool. Moonlight beach parties in mid-Pacific rank among the really high moments. All in all, even from a drifter's angle, these things loom pretty exciting. The life on the ocean wave in spring — ah, me. BREMEN • EMPRESS OF BRITAIN • MAURETANIA 22 THE CHICAGOAN WHEN "WHOOPEE" WAS A WAR CRY Moody Reflections on a Gaudy Era BEFORE relegating Messrs. Ross and St. Clair's Sporting and Club House Directory for the year 1889 back to the lurid past from which it emerged — the present is more vol- canically eruptive than lurid — some in teresting information from its pages may be gleaned, as for instance the advertising page from which the ac companying illustration is taken, not ing that it is preceded and followed by the names of individual inmates of a number of the houses of resort, noted as of the first class. And by the way, one of these, who entitles herself "Sadie Damn Fresh," at Laura Moore's, 187 Third Avenue (Federal Street now) should be noted as having done something in the way of pic turesque nomenclature. The text that fills out the page from which the pic ture is taken — of this brazen hussy who is actually exposing her limbs! — might well be the despair of today's adver tising copy-writer with a college de gree who has majored in English. It is set in at least a dozen styles and sizes of type, and reads thus : "The Greatest Attraction of the Road. Novel! Unique! Picturesque! Sensational! The Great and Only YOUNG LADIES' BASE BALL CLUB, Military Company, and Great Grecian-Roman Novelty Troupe. Only Organiza tion of the Kind in the World. W. S. Franklin, Manager. Revival of the Ancient Grecian-Roman Open-Air Pastimes for Women. (We omit an index here.) A Double Company in one. Com posed entirely and Hand some and Talented Young Ladies — each one a pic ture of Health and a Model of Grace and Beauty, giving a Unique and Novel Exhibition in Opera Houses, Halls and Skating Rinks as well as in Ball Parks and Fair Grounds. A Complete Young Ladies' Athletic Club of the best Talent that money will hire. Wanted, at all times, young and handsome girls who can play ball. Lib eral salary and all expenses to the right By WALLACE RICE people. Address or apply to the man ager, 305 S. Clark St., Chicago, 111." THE first advertisement in the book is that of Batchelder's res taurant, 440 State Street, with a pic ture of the facade of the three-story building it occupied and the announce ment of "Ladies' and Gents' Private Dining and Supper Rooms." Enter prise was shown in having also the unusual declaration of "Telephone 441." Note that no exchange is given; there was only one in Chicago, as this was near the first introduction of that useful instrument to the city; I had first spoken through one ten years before, at the Parker House in Boston. Before this the nearest ap proach to such communication was by means of string stretched between tin cans, sometimes extending across a street. I recall a merry jest in The Chicago Tribune of that day, to the effect that a young gentleman and young lady so situated used it, and the English sparrows lighted on it and picked off the taffy as it went by. Were we not, as school -teachers phrase it, merry in those bygone days1 Another advertisement is devoted to an "Opium Smoking Antidote, $3, a Bottle, Book Free, Consultation Free. Positively Cured at Home without Interruption of Business. The Meeker Med. C>., 134 E. Van Buren St., Chicago, 111." This recalls to mind that all through the old Levee these hop joints were scat tercd before 1913, with the leader of them an old barracks of a building at the northeast corner of Clark and Twentieth Street with no fewer than four hundred bunks for such smokers, kept by one John Williams. Much later there was a two- story building at the northwest corner of Dear born and Twenty-first Streets, once occupied by Zoe Willard, not to be confused with two landladies named May Willard of this 1889 directory, and the structure was also devoted to curing the opium habit. Other medicaments had their virtues proclaimed on later pages. The Scientific Medicine Co., with no given address other than Chicago, declares that "You can Razzle Dazzle and use Dr. Lavine's positive remedies and pre ventives, and still lx* happy." Another shows ,i portrait of Mrs. J. Hibbard, a most respectable l<x>king old lady with her hair parted in the middle and with reassuringly wise spectacles, almost as taking as the great Lydia Pinkham her self, who through the Hibbard Herb Extract Company 266 Wabash Ave nue, sells a marvelous cure for almost everything likely to be the matter with adventurous youth, including catarrh, for a dollar or six for five dollars, as well as Hibbard's Lotion for fifty cents, which will cure everything else. And there is also a further page which says that "No lady's boudoir is complete without a box of the 'Common Sense Remedy,' " with an extended, and un punishable, bill of particulars regard ing it, but not a sign of a nice old lady who evidently knows a darned sight more than nice old ladies were supposed to know in those days when Queen Victoria was the nicest of them all. AT the end of the book, under the ^ head "Addenda," is an unexpect ed list of fifteen "first-class houses" in Indianapolis, Indiana, which might serve as a text tor comment on the respectability of state capitals in the Middle West generally, especial ly when the legislature therein is in session. Just before this it is evident that Messrs. Ross and St. Clair have had their feelings hurt. They, or one of them, had been to "the proprietor of a well known saloon and restaurant in Madison St., which is probably the most popular sporting rendezvous in the City" and asked him for an ad vertisement for this Kx>k; and what that proprietor said about the book, and the shockingly accurate name he applied to it were nothing less than opprobrious. Further, they had also approached "A wine and liquor mer chant on South State St., presumably an Irishm.ii. who sells more bottle goods to sporting people and particu' [CON TINl'l l> ON I'ACl'. 40] THE CHICAGOAN 23 MONDAY, MAY 1 1 WELL, all day Monday we'll have a parade starting at the Tribune Tower. That is, it may not take all day for it to start, but you know how parades arc. You always have to wait for old Judge Curmud geon to arrive before you can start. And then all day (Monday) there will be very special exhibits of merchan dise in the downtown stores. After that there will be another parade start ing at the Tribune Tower unless it gets dark too soon. If it does there will still be a parade starting at the Tribune Tower, but with torches which will be very effective, we can assure you. TUESDAY, MAY 12 \A/ELL, all day Tuesday, there ? V will be a great parade, prob ably starting at the Tribune Tower, with four score and seven bands and monstrous demonstrations of Chicago's industrial and civic entertainments. This will be followed by special ex hibits of merchandise in the downtown stores and a grand parade starting at the Tribune Tower. TUESDAY EVENING, 7 P. M. ^y"OU can't for the life of you guess * what's going to happen Tuesday evening, May 12, at 7 P. M. No, you can't either. And what's more, we sha'n't tell you. It's entirely too fine and grand a thing to spoil by tell ing what it is in advance. You know what you can do? You can just guess. WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 LAST evening at 7 P. M. the Ameri- - can-French International Golden Gloves tournament took place in Sol dier Field. It was presented under the auspices of the Chicago tribune. Yeah. It was grrrand. There will, in all likelihood, be an other parade starting at the Tribune T^CHICAGOANA Our Own Jullabaloo Week nducted By DONALD PLANT Tower and the displays of merchandise in all downtown stores will be con tinued. WEDNESDAY EVENING, 8 P. M. OOH! Fireworks. Fireworks with a musical program that is prom ised to be a jim-dandy in Grant Park. It'll be sponsored by the Chicago Trib une following a parade starting at the Tribune Tower. Merchandise will still be on display at downtown stores. THURSDAY, MAY 14 THE merchandise display in down town stores will still be on display in downtown stores. THURSDAY EVENING A PARADE starting at the Tribune Tower will be started at the Tribune Tower by Mayor Cermak with a public inaugural at La Salle and Randolph Streets, the site of the Fort Dearborn massacre (later the Tremont Hotel). N. B. That merchandise we've mentioned before will still be on display in the downtown stores. THURSDAY EVENING, LATER DEAR DIARY, I can't for the life of me see what's got into Gracie. She's not the Gracie of other days, I can tell you. And I don't know why. And, Diary, I'm so dreadfully worried about her. H FRIDAY, MAY 15 ELL, you can't keep this up for a whole week. Depressionistic A COUPLE of depression stories in case you can still go for them. The first is about the fellow who went to the bank to draw out the rest of his money. When he arrived there was a long line in front of the paying teller's window, so he meekly took his place. Just as his turn came the paying teller slammed down the window and they closed the front doors. He departed sadly and when he got back to his job somebody had swiped his apples. The second tells of the lady who went to the family doctor, a doctor with lots of slow accounts on his books. She lectured him a little on the depres sion, said that, according to her hus band this was the time for every man to pay just a little extra attention to his business, use new and scientific methods, in short, keep on his toes. "Tell your husband," said the doc, "that I'm no ballet dancer." AND then there was the young i\ man who runs a chain of circu lating libraries in little towns all over the middle-west. On his last trip into the hinterlands he made his usual stop in a Missouri hamlet. At the door of his lady client's book-shop he was met by the proprietor herself. She was evidently waiting for him and all stirred up. "I'm so glad you've come," she said. "The Vigilance Committee has just been here. You're got to take out all The Impatient Virgins." Snatch-Penny A YOUNG man who had been a street car conductor for some thing like three weeks was being fired from his job as that. He had been on a Western avenue run and had not been too honest. He had followed a system of a sort where by he kept all the fares taken in be tween Fifty-First street and Seventy- Ninth street, south. It worked out very nicely for him, but not for the surface line company. Anyway, a supervisor or some such official dis covered his system, and he was called before another official to be dismissed. "Well, Charlie," said the official after the formal dismissal had taken place. "Thanks, anyway, for leaving us the street car." "Oh, that's all right, boss," replied Charlie. "You own that." Vancy Stuff NOT long ago a guest of a south - side apartment hotel had a fur coat and a travelling bag stolen from her suite. The police were called in when the discovery of the theft was made, and a plain clothes man took charge of the case. After he had heard all that was known about the affair and had ques tioned elevator boys, maids, janitors, and others, he seated himself in a com fortable chair, lighted a cigar and pondered. For five minutes or more he was, or seemed to be, wrapped in deep thought. Finally he raised a thick forefinger for attention. "Ah," he said, "I got it! They put the coat in the suit case and carried it out that way." 24 THE CHICAGOAN CONSIDER WHAT HAPPENS W I BEHIND YOUR FACE! Faces are not the only things being relentlessly exposed by the abbreviated new hats. The back of the neck is coming into full view. As high winter collars and furs give way to spring neck lines this will be only too apparent. Indeed there will be more than one way of risking your precious neck this season! Don't do it. Put yourself at once in the hands of Elizabeth Arden who will see to it that every added inch of exposed throat or neck is added loveliness. Miss Arden can trans form even backs-of-necks (usually so awkward) into some thing quite special and nice. Neck and shoulder exercises, massage, bleaching and softening treatments, will work wonders . . . provided they are accomplished under the expert guidance of Miss Arden's trained assistants. Don't wait for the summer season to surprise and embarrass you. Start now to have the simple care that will prepare you for the most revealing of hats, or frocks. Visit Miss Arden's Salon and be advised by one of her Personal Assis tants as to the special care your own skin and throat should have. For an appointment at the hour you prefer, please telephone Superior 6952. ELIZABETH ARDEN CHICAGO: 70 EAST WALTON PLACE NEW YORK • LONDON • PARIS BERLIN • ROME • MADRID © ENubrtli AMm, 19U CIRCUS SIGHTS The heavy scent Of animal and sawdust clinging to the evening breeze, The wagon-cages bordering the tent Like a savage African frieze, And hungry stares In eyes that leer from man-made lairs. Black baboons And lions captured in the loom of jungle moons, Tigers trapped beneath strange Asiatic st.irs, And humped Arabian camels; Long-tailed monkeys that once chatted through the coco-palms, Now squealing from behind strong bars. And regal elephants imploring kerneled alms. Fast these, The circus mammals, Humanity files gaily by; When suddenly There is an eery cry The hideous laughter Of the caged hyena - And tor the moment after The big arena Is silent, as the dead, As if that laugh had said: "Weak f<x)ls, for all your brains! What would you do or be It my wild tribe should ever break their bars their chains?" "La-dees and Cents -this way to see the freaks!" Beneath his derby hat the circus-barker shrieks, And like a magnet draws the curious mob Into the tent, where drums insanely throb A weird tatt(x>, As Hairy Men from Borneo Wildly do A native dance with savage leapings to and fro, And in a baby-voice The Lilliputian sings; The Giant sells huge finger-rings As souvenirs, The Lady of Expansive Girth Sits chuckling next The Thinnest Man on Earth; And The Bearded Woman sighs, While pale Albinos blink their pinky eyes. With the eager crowd I watch the merry shows THE CHICAGOAN 25 And go from freak to freak, Wondering what that circus crew would say If ever asked to speak. Would their babble be: "La-dees and Gents this way To see The swell mistakes That dame, called Nature, makes." Perhaps, who knows? "Cracker-jack and pop five cents!" The white-capped hawkers yell, And underneath the tent's Fantastic spell, Prosy men Are boys again. Marching through the sawdust to the music of the band, Gaily comes the glorious parade Of circus-land — Elephants with gilded towers, camels in gold braid, Gentlemen and ladies in rich satins and brocade, Jesters with their jingling bells and clowns with painted grins; Once around the top they go And then the show Begins. Circus ponies waltzing with plumed feathers in their manes, Bareback riders throwing kisses as they gallop round the rings, Elephants on wooden tubs and bears on roller skates, And slippery sea lions playing Yankee- Doodle strains; Girls in tights who charm coiled snakes, Maids with butterfly wings, And far into the giddy air the acrobats on swings. Then there is a muffled sound — rapid strummings of a drum, And every eye is on a figure near the circus tent's high ceiling Where, without a net beneath and swaying like a pendulum, There is a man astride a bicycle who gropes His blinded way along the tightened ropes. And even though A silly clown is doing tricks with squealing Little pigs below, The hushed spectators neither see nor care; Instead, with fascinated glances and with eyes upon the air, They clutch their programs and they hold their breath And watch this other clowning, with disaster and with death. — CHARLOTTE REYNOLDS. TWO AIDES TO SUCCESSFUL ENTERTAINERS Sparkling White Rock gives on air of distinction to the most carefully set table. When ginger ale is in order, White Rock Pale Dry wins equal approval. It is the only gin ger ale made with White Rock. SUIT EVERYONE BY SERVING BOTH ,__.EftrJfa&. The leading mineral water 26 THE CHICAGOAN SPORTS ATTIRE Gentlemen with a town- and-country turn of mind will be especially interested in Jerrems' conception of correct, custom tai lored sports attire. Four- piece suits, equally at home in an office or on a fairway, may be had for as little as $65 . . . custom tailored of English tweeds in the Jerrems' manner. Our New Schedule Of Lower Prices: $ 55 $ 65 $75 and up to $100 Chicago London New York Los Angeles THE STAGE Jefferson De Angelis Makes a Night of It By WILLIAM C. BOYDEN SATURDAY, April 11th, was quite a day for a man who has lived about three-quarters of a century. 1 cannot speak with authority on the hour when Jefferson De Angelis rose from his bed on that morning and at tacked his ham-and-eggs. I do know that he played two opening perform ances of Apron Strings at the Play house. Strangely enough, the show opened on a matinee day. At two A. M., following his second stage ap pearance, he might have been observed in the affectionate embrace of DeWolf Hopper on the fl<x)r of the Opera Club during one of Harry Puck's delightful theatrical nights. Gracefully Mr. Hop per announced his confrere as the only living actor who has been on the stage longer than he had. An hour later occurred one of those astonishing flashes of impromptu entertainment. Led by Will Mahoney (perched on a chair), the five leading male singers of The Student Prince sang The Seren ade, supported by an amazing men's chorus made up in part of DeWolf Hopper, William Demercst, Earl Car roll (himself), George Hassell, Allan Dinehart, Richy Craig, Jr. John Gar rity and — Jefferson De Angelis. All of which is quite incidental to George Wintz's third experiment of the season in domestic comedy. Mr. Wintz knows we love our homes out here in Chicago. He is becoming the local Bclasco for this form of drama and at the moment is one up on him self — a hit with Jonesy a flop with When Father Smiles, and another click with Apron Strings. This current en terprise owes its potentialities of suc cess largely to the gentlemen whose exploits in the art of growing old pep- pily formed the material for my first paragraph. His portrayal of a canny old reprobate of a lawyer is as struxrth and mellow as a Stilton cheese. He brought to mind my favorite actress, Mrs. Jacques Martin of Uncle Dudley memory. I should love to sec these two teamed in some comedy variation of the Darby-and-Joan theme. There is a constructive idea for Mr. Wintz's next season's output. THE play Apron Strings takes some liberty with the tradition of its kind. Spice is added to the conven tional apple-pie wholesomeness of do- mestie comedy. The incidents, strung about the guidance of a godly young husband by the inspirational, posthu mous letters of his author-mother, leads us perilously close to the bedroom. It is some time since the Playhouse has harl»ured a bedroom, even off-stage. But there is really no offense. Mr. De Angelis is the deus ex ma.' china who figuratively removes the chastity-belt from the lad by destroying the letters and plying the continent youth with a couple of shots of straight hnirbon. Whiskey is said to loosen inhibition. It docs. Here it might be mentioned that Edmund George does a very realistic and engaging job of getting squiffed, as well as making the young prig a genuinely amusing figure. The neighborhood jokes, such as "I must close the windows. The neigh- bors are opening theirs," are delivered by a well chosen group of mimes. Frank Munroc, himself a veteran of countless plays, docs a hen-pecked hus' band with considerable finesse. His billowy spouse, built like a Peter Arno dowager, is played with broad good humor by Maida Turner. Recruited from the Jonesy cast, Zamah Cunning' ham adds a sophisticated note by her work as worldly friend of the family. The part of the bride whose timidity is one of the heavenly mother-in-law's most erroneous assumptions finds ade- quate expression in the acting of Joan Winters. Genevieve Frizelle, as the maid-of-all work, satisfactorily rounds out the cast. Apron Strings is good average stuff, lifted above its intrinsic worth by the roughish chuckle, the smoothly authori tative method and the benign person' ality of Jefferson De Angelis. Very Civil War PHILIP GUEDELLA, the English essayist, once characteristized our Civil War as a contest in which "one side were dressed as postmen, and the other side like dustman.'" The Shu' bcrt chorus men arc alternately so clad in the revival of the Rombergian My Maryland, now filling the Grand Opera House with some very lusty warbling. The boys also revive the romantic war THE CHICAGOAN 27 tradition of the bloody bandage around the manly brow. Bullets in those days never seemed to do anything but graze the dome. War is really unfit for stage presentation since a stupid real ism has banished from the boards the incarnadine laurel-clothe. It is a pity. There are so few illusions left. Dorothy Donnelley, who served Romberg so well as librettist of The Student Prince, had the same chore for this operetta. The alarms and excur sions of battle do not seem to have furnished the lady with the material for a story as simple, appealing and coherent as Heidelberg theme. Military trappings are quite au fait in light opera, but the depiction of actual strife between tenors and baritones must necessarily be a little absurd. Espe cially so, when the fighting is not of mythical or ancient people, but so re cent as to be within the memories of our fathers or grandfathers. Yet there are stirring moments during the eve ning. Hal Conkling puts on a scene of what would now be called "shell- shock" with a very vigorous punch. Ophelia-like he carries posies and en dows his madness with considerable poignancy. Besides, the Lady-who- goes-to-the-theater-with-me says he is very good looking. If the book is not entirely satisfac tory, there can be no complaint about the score. Same Silver Moon positively drips with the perfume of spring lilacs and sighs with the whispering of warm June winds. Very lush indeed! Won't You Marry Me is a stirring invitation in waltz-time. For the inevitable men's chorus Mr. Romberg has taken Mary land, My Maryland and adapted it to the uses of a brass band. Whenever the soldiers march by or rescue the heroine, they pause long enough to give the rafters a sound shaking with the tune. The balance of the music con tains much that is good, and even the opening chorus got an encore. The singing falls largely to Ruth Urban and Alexander Callam, both new to your reviewer, and both en tirely adequate vocally. I liked Miss Urban as a Barbara Frietchie who has undergone a Voronoff rejuvenation. The silver hair of the poem has turned to the gold of the libretto. The girl puts her heart in her work. Not an easy task when playing opposite Mr. Callam, whose acting would be better suited to the parade at a Men's Fashion Show. 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Ask for folder. fa noma fact fie C*0 ALL N PB JLlPi- STEAMERS INTERNATIONAL MERCANTILE MARINE COMPANY 180 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago numbers Betty Byron, Louise Kirt land and Edith Scott. B_*tty has flounced her quarter-pint figure through countless operettas. I first recall her in Ro.se Marie. She achieves consid- comedy by making her h<x>p-skirt sail like a parachute about her chubby limbs. Louise is a tmthsomc lassie, calculated to bring a light to the most jaded eye. And Edith gives no cause for complaint. Most of the balance of the cast were presumably recruited for their first hand knowledge of the period depicted. Having just gotten through raving about Jefferson De Angelis, it is an added pleasure to report favorably on Maude Odell, Frank Lalor, Louis Casa- vant, Louise Beaudet (my elders tell me she was once the toast of several towns), Lucius Henderson and Arthur Cunningham (also a Rose Mane mem ory) . The gags are mostly handed to Mr. Lalor, he of the oblique eye brows and cherubic expression. He struggles hard and at times effectively with jokes much older than the play. You won't believe that they perpetrate 'The wages of gin is breath"? All right. I don't blame you. My Maryland is not one of the out standing operetta hits of the past dec ade, but it is distinctly good enough to attract a generous portion of the numerous Romberg fans. CINEMA When, As and If By WILLIAM R. WEAVER WHEN, as and if the film pro duction of Tlie Front Page emerges from custody of the censor board, go and see it. I broke a rule of conduct observed faithfully over four long years to see the picture in private exhibition before the guardians of our civic purity had opportunity to lay waste whatever of savor and pungency had survived the transition from stage to screen. When, as and if it is offi cially permitted to Ix* shown in these parts it may be anything from good to awful, but it was a grand picture when I saw it. I hadn't l(x>ked forward to a very good hour of it. I doubted that much of the color and vigor of the play could be carried over to the picture. I didn't believe that substitution of Adolphe Menjou for the late Louis Wolheim in the role of W.dter Burns was inspired. I began to change my mind when the picture started with announcement that "The Scene of This Story Is a Mythical Kingdom" and it was not long before I'd forgotten it was a picture at all . . . it immediately became the press room of the Cook County Jail and stayed that way. Little of the original dialogue is sac rificed in the picture, unless the censors do the sacrificing, and now that as pects of a regrettable administration cm 1\- confessed like yesteryear's sins I think most of you will count The Front Page a valued cinema experience. HAVING once violated the rule of conduct mentioned, it was no trick at all to sit with astronomers and so on in the grand isolation of the Planetarium while the German con ception of what it may be like to go Bx Rocket to the Moon was unfolded upon a screen installed for the occa sion. The picture is projected with sound effects but without dialogue. The sequences concerned with the mechani cal preparations for the flight and the flight itself are as elaborately, skillfully and impressively done as anything that has come from the German sources re nowned for just this kind of thing. The love story interwoven for popular con sumption is just a love story of course! I should guess, however, that you'll not be sorry to spend an hour with By Rocket to the Moon if you are normal prey to the novel and different. IF death in effigy were fatal Al Ca- pone would be a cat. Dying last week in Little Caesar and this in City Streets, his death throes are all over the place and Ixvoming a bit commonplace. In the latter picture he's represented by the urbane Paul Lukas and bumped off by a blonde sweetie who loves Gary Cooper better. The kick of the pic ture is in .i gang ride at the finish which I'll not spoil by describing. Chicago takes the screen again in Tlircc Ciirls Lost, a lively little story by my good friend Robert D. Andrews from which the unlively censors de leted liveliness in chunks, bunches and gobs. To Bob's amazing capacity to produce precisely that product in abun dance unexcelled if equalled in con- temporary writing you are indebted for the substantial entertainment that remains despite the scissors. And if you really want to learn what happened in the censored spaces it's only a step to TI4QCMICAG0AN 29 the Library and another to the files of The Daily 7<[ews, in which the printed story appeared. IF the war is still tonic to your enter tainment center, as it is to mine, you'll like most of Born to Love, one of those things about a war nurse and a couple of officers. It is well spoken, ably staged and steadily interesting for most of its length, breaking only when the strain of the plot might well have broken better players than Constance Bennett and her cast. And if you're a doctor or a doctor's wife or have a doctor in the family or its immediate fringe you might as well see Doctors' Wives in self defense. Warner Baxter is the doctor, popular with but blind to ladies, and the pic ture proves beyond argument that doc tors1 wives should not be jealous. It wouldn't be hard to suspect the Ameri can Medical Association of having sub sidised the picture for the peace and comfort of its membership. Occupying, tenanting and otherwise having to do with a business office in person, I am constrained to say as lit tle as possible about Behind Office Doors, in which Mary Astor is the sec retary and Robert Ames the executive chiefly concerned. Yet I cannot say less than that it's a first rate picture if your conscience is clear and may be better, for all I know, if it isn't. I guess that makes attendance mandatory. To See or Not to See {Exclusive of above advices) Honor Among Lovers: C'audettc Colbert and Fredric March in the 21 7th syn thetic Paid in Full and not bad. [If you've never seen Paid in Full.] Ten Cents a Dance: Barbara Stanwyck and Ricardo Cortez in the 218th syn- theic Paid in Full and not bad. [If you've never seen Honor Among Lovers.] SKIPPY: Just the best kid picture of all time. [Don't miss it.] Dishonored: Marlenc Dietrich's best if least sensational picture. [Go.] The Conquering Horde: One of those historic cattle country things. [Forget it.] It's a Wise Child: Marion Davics dem onstrates. [Attend.] Little Caesar : The best gang picture. [If you believe in gangs.] A Tailor Made Man: William Haines by any other name. [No.] A Connecticut Yankee: Will Rogers' funniest picture. [See it of course.] Charlie Chan Carries On: Warner Oland as a Chinese detective who gets his man. [If you like Oland.] The Drums of Jeopardy: Warner Oland as a Russian killer who gets his men. [If you still like Oland.] FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN: Olsen and Johnson in Paris. [If you like good clean fun.] KREPE TWEED . . . handknitted . . . one of the new effects in our collection of sweater suits for Spring... A lace-knit scarf of the same tweed chenille is smartly worn with the model sketched. CHICAGO-132 East Delaware Place 30 TWE CHICAGOAN AMERICA'S GREAT MUSIC HOUSE OUR BABY Has Reef Hair.. . "Our baby has red hair, And we don't care; We like red hair. " Of course, you do. 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This weighty and highly programmed sym phony reaches its apogee in the fourth movement, where Ilia is duly petrified -and the audience t<x> by as terrific a crash of full orchestra as anyone could want. Despite the reputation of this work in the repertoire, despite a certain largeness of style and fertility of Russian folk melody, Gliere's music is dull and turgid. The symphony does not function except as a frame upon which are hung the incidents of Ilia's complicated career. Mr. Stock, whether he likes the piece or not, did his best with it at the Friday and Saturday pair of April 10 and 11. The salt of the program was unde niably served up by a young Russian pianist named Horowitz (do you recall the name?) who played that Rach- maninow Concerto with which he made his debut in America, thus bid ding adieu to Chicago for another sea son. And he has played so much and so well around here this year that, so help me, I can't scrape up another adjective. REINALD WERRENRATH, be loved by many a radio fan, gave his annual song recital on April 19. A charming gentleman on the plat form and through the microphone he has won his place, it seems to me, more by his cultured approach to all kinds of songs than by any natural talent for singing. Pecularly enough he can be heard to best advantage neither in re cital nor on the radio. His early phonograph records give him credit for a much better voice than he actually has. If you don't believe me get his recorded version of Hugo Wolf's Biterolf, an old favorite which he in cluded on his last program. One local critic, reporting Mr. Wer- renrath, notes that his nasal quality was no longer in evidence. Another stated that, since the singer had a cold. his well-known nasal quality stood him in good stead. This has left me very confused. T HAT same April 19 at the Play house a very pretty gal named Charlotte Vogel made her debut. I used to get all hot and bothered about piamstically callow debutantes, bit terly resent the profuse floral offerings, the applauding friends and relatives, and the substantial overhead. Review- ing the issue gravely I can't see that it makes a lot of difference. In Miss Vogel's case everyone seemed very happy indeed. Only an old meany would scrutinize her piano playing from a strictly critical approach. When, on a dimly lighted stage she ambled dreamily through the G flat Major Etude boy, I loved it. THE best concert of the afternoon, by and large, was that of the Amy Neill string quartet up in the main salon ot the Cordon. In a pleasant, post-romantic quartet of Leo Weiner, the Misses Neill, Roberts, Bichl and Polak demonstrated their complete command of ensemble, their under standing of the mild emotions of Herr Weiner s music, and their individual technical facility. More power to them. MADAME RETHBERG sang dur ing the fortnight to a pitifully small audience for the benefit of the Rockford College development fund. When this diva and the great Heifetz fail to draw sell-outs you begin to be lieve that maybe there is a depression. Tli at she is one of the three or four greatest singers in the world there can be little doubt. She has a pure and natural quality of tone, an astounding compass, a variety of timbres, an un limited technique for the kind of sing ing which coloraturas arc supposed to have a monopoly, and a gift for subtle interpretation. By that last I mean that she goes to no painfully obvious extremes to convey the meaning of poet and musician; but rather, with faultless taste and modesty, allows their sentiments to emerge through the agency of her exquisite voice. This self-effacement was to be observed es pecially in the German groups which included an expert selection of Schu bert, Schumann, Brahms and Richard Strauss. Her audience, occasionally a little too enthusiastic, applauded several TMQCUICAGOAN 31 times before Ruhrseits, her excellent accompanist, concluded the piano part. I can never understand, and I suppose Rethberg can't either, this frantic de sire to be first with the hochs. It's scarcely polite to Schubert. TWO more. The Woman's Sym phony, Ebba Sundstrom at the helm, ended its season at the Good man Theater on the night of the Reth berg recital. For Jacques Gordon's solo appearance in the A minor Con certo of Vivaldi, the ladies furnished a quiet and careful accompaniment. They were precise in matters of en semble and tastefully unobtrustive. The master of the Gordons, whose new duties have still left him time to visit us frequently, played the noble old work with great restraint and dignity. On April 21 the Marshall Field Choral Society, with the aid of John Charles Thomas of the Chicago Civic Opera, ranged creditably through works as distant as the March of the Peers from lolanthe and a villanelle of Lassus. Thomas gave stout assist ance. After two more or less conven tional groups he brought down the house with an American folk-song called Old Man River. ON his program for May 3 Rudolph Reuter includes Hindemith's Rag time and the contrapuntal Kunstlerle- ben of Strauss-Godowsky. An obeis ance to the dances of two centuries. E. Robert Schmitz a week later prom ises to be more sober than usual. He will do three of the tiny Sonatas of D. Scarlatti, two preludes and fugues from the Well Tempered Clavichord and the monumental Prelude, Chorale and Fugue of Frank. DEFEAT No sooner do I tell Of my impenetrable shell Than some dexterous Du Barry Leaves me feathery and tarry. (No! I haven't made a breach. This is figurative speech.) 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They dined in jolly inns and cafes, joined in student and folk songs, danced at midnight cabarets, laughed at musical comedies, and drank deep. Gaily they rode on luxurious express trains that flashed by scenes of enchanting loveliness. Without a care in the world, they played golf and tennis, or rode and swam at the sea and lake resorts; and no matter where they went, they were taken as comrades. They came to life! Now they live happily in a Berlin museum. You go join them ... in Berlin, Munich, Cologne,Hamburg,every where. Honest prices, no visa fee, no pp\ landing charges. GERMAN W TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE, 665 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. " Going to Europe" means going to GERMANY BOOKS Pershing's Own By SUSAN WILBUR THE patriotic thing to be reading this fortnight is, ot course, My Experience in the World War, by John J. Pershing. Fortunately tor patriots, it can he read. Which, truth to tell, most similar two volume works by British and European war worthies can't. The style is soldierly: each sen tence says what it has to say and then stops. Anything that may be said with documents, be they diary entries or official mandates, is said that way. And the concept is soldierly. That is, a war, even a great war, must after all be shop, pure shop, tor the time at least, to any general who intends to win it. Such a general vis iting a field hospital and learning, by whisper, that those cots being taken no notice of are beyond hope cases, would quite naturally remark that fact as a part of the prevailing efficiency. That a certain four days' bombardment cost seventy-five million dollars is worth re cording along with the proportions ot infantry and artillery, but no more. He would permit us to laugh at a con signment which included Kxik cases, cuspidors, floor wax, step ladders, lawn mowers, refrigerators, sickles, and win dow shades, but would remind us that at the time when winter clothes for the soldiers were the things needed and expected, such an arrival was really no joke at all. As to tactics, he would make plain that, whatever you may have heard, a trench can never be any thing more than a defence: to win a war you still do exactly what they taught you at West Point. In the meantime, through difficulties of transport, the struggle to keep our army an army, and those assorted complications which forced the author to be almost as wary with his allies as with the enemy, we are advancing step by step to the triumphant Meuse- Argonnc offensive. Once reached, however, this offensive is outlined in the same simple, technical manner. In tellectually this is satisfying. It also has literary effect: sounds, to be ex plicit, like a sublime example of under statement. Furthermore General Pershing gives of himself personally as simple an ac count as he gives of his campaign. His feeling upon appointment is like th.it of a schoolboy who though in line tor a price has not permitted his mind to dwell upon it. He acquires courage for his first speech by taking note from the wings of the quite evident embar' rassment of H<xwer. Once across, he is careful to take note from meal to meal what kings, queens, generals, and others that we all know, sat down to it. Diary entry of August 15, 1918: Senator J. Hamilton Lewis had lunch eon with us yesterday. When a smile flickers across the page, it is a boyish one. A train has perchance been ten minutes early, and a king has perhaps stxxxJ at salute, while Pershing, a mere republican, pulled on the other boot. i) \4nnunzio Biography THE fortnight is also signalised by a biography of the Italian war hero Gabnelc D'Annunzio. This is undoubtedly the most astonishing book that has ever been written about a liv ing man. Though, were D'Annunzio not living, it would then become the most astonishing btx>k ever written about a dead man. For even were D'Annunzio not living, a great many of the women are: along with immor tality, the poet would appear to have conferred upon them the gift of ex treme old age. However, though Duse might have been an obstacle to frank speaking, most of them aren't. They are great ladies accustomed to signing their names to their actions. And for that matter to have been beloved of D'Annunzio is in a way a sort of dis tinction. Almost something these ladies might form a club about. The presi dent might then be the duchess with whom he eloped in his teens, and the corresponding secretary that princess whom he took from a prince who, awk wardly, became later on a reigning monarch. The amicable tone of the book breaks only twice. That is, not counting Duse. Once when a great lady hides herself in a convent because her two children had died after she left them. And again when a lesser lady emerges insane from an asylum, — 'What ever she may have been when her an gry husband put her there. The proportion of this sort of thing to war escapades is about 250 to 80. If Ciabnel the Archangel were a work of fiction the two would no doubt be regarded as incredible in the inverse proportion. (Jive Jt To the Cook ERTAIN things go without say ing. No one would deny, for c TI4ECWICAG0AN 33 instance, that to have poety you must first have cookery. Put it the other way round, however, and you must stop and think a minute. This is none theless precisely what Mrs. William Vaughn Moody claims in her new Coo\ Boo\. To have cookery you must first have poetry. Calories are all right in their way. But even a pcxir man has a right to expect aesthetics as well as nutrition in what he eats. Prob ably the French would say that it was about time we had a c<x)kbook based on the artistic premise. And, as the author herself remarks, you can always take smaller helpings. Fortunately however Mrs. Moody was a literary woman in her own right, that is quite apart from having married a poet, be fore she became associated in a large way with home delicacies. And con sequently if calories are a serious mat ter with you, in view of the 1931 waistline or anything, you can get quite a lot out of this book by just sitting down to it with a lucky as you would to Brillat-Savarin. "The New Glaspell IN the nineteenth century, when nov els were published in parts, the end of a really good one was often regarded as a universal calamity. Then Thack eray, or whoever it was, would sit down and write a sequel. Nowadays, however, if the end of a novel is a calamity, the remedy is likely to be more difficult. In Broo\ Evans for in stance there was too much sequel al ready. Any romance, says the book, is likely to look shabby twenty years later to the daughter of it: and then goes on for a hundred pages to show how the grandson felt. While Am brose Holt and Family ought to stop midway not for any fault in construc tion — it has a sweep almost as perfect as that of a short story — but because the situation is the thing and any solu tion whatever is bound to be wrong. Would the world really be a differ ent place if someone could find out how to eat cake and still have it? Lin coln Holt achieves just this. Out on the Mississippi he is a rich young man with a beautiful wife and two boys: the crowd he trains with is above the average. In New York he is an almost major poet, so received. Between the two happinesses however he con trives an unhappiness all his own, con trives in fact two separate grouches, one for New York and one for the Mississippi. A situation which quite foster %Jo/t 3rtoe wt&i ractfcal rubber scM, mogcasin type sfioe,. triads b* a special foster last and de* orwai airijple support for the arches s InEIJcskm or GfffSlM j In Buckskin $1500 i':G lil Wafcaslt Avenue, OAK PARK KANSAS CITY 34 TI4EO-IICAGOAN <3foU Six or more weary hours in the grimy dust ...the hustle and bustle of the dizzy loo(i ...yet just fifteen minutes away. . .a large, or ir you prefer, a small spacious suite or kitchenette awaits your coming. 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Prose Poetry IN The Grass Roof, a story by Younghill Kang which includes the Korean pacifist revolution, a curious thing happens. The prose is almost poetry. Picture by picture, life emerges for us as it is lived in a north ern village. A boy's friends, animal and human. His home life and his studies. The weddings and set festi vals. The landscape itself as part of his life: the mountains where as a "cowboy" he pastured the family cow, the river which gives rice but sometimes washes houses away. All told in pic ture words, with just enough strange ness of style to give Oriental flavor. But when it comes to the translation of Korean and Chinese poetry a mis apprehension of the English p<x:tic vocabulary and of the function of rhyme intervenes. Tags of Keats and Shakespeare, rhymes which give the effect of a collision, disfigure lines which if left to themselves would prob ably have gone as prettily as the prose. in BEAUTY Crowning Glories By MArVCIA VAUGHN OF late it was all left to the imagi nation when woman went forth so thoroughly hatted that no wisp of hair was permitted to soften the stark, staring oval of her face. Maybe she was a blonde, maybe a redhead, may be she had no hair at all -the thing was quite puzzling and pretty unkind. Unkind to our faces because this bald effect is anything but flattering and un kind to our hair because this crushed cramped existence under a tight hat is just the thing to kill all life, lustre and color of the locks they used to call our crowning glory. Now, this whimsical thing they call fashion has veered violently to the other wing. Hats become mere noth ings perched on the backs of our heads, or when they arc brimmed they must be planted jauntily askew, or else half the brim is flipped back or aside; al ways a whole sweep of hair is revealed and the effect is much more attractive and feminine. But to achieve the per fectly attractive effect this hair as re vealed must be a shining, soft and well coiffured halo. Can you and you face that fact blithely? Don't sob if you can't. Mommie will make it all better with her little bottle. (She's been reading Winnie the Pooh, the old dope.) The bottle is a slender, silver tipped flacon which has found its way into the hearts of most of the best hairdressers about town. It is the product christened by Houbigant Lotion Individuelle. The lotion appears in these individual, scaled flacons so that each patron of the hair salon gets her own dose, her own choice in perfumes, and all of it. THE merits of the lotion are quite exciting. (Yes, I have told you about this before but right now in spring and under spring hats it is more important than ever.) It is applied after the shampoo and rinsing just be fore the wave. First, it is a clear, thin liquid, not the least bit sticky, which is something to write columns about if you feel as I do about those messy, drying, waving preparations. The Houbigant lotion is not a curling fluid but it d(x;s so soften the hair that it is easily manipulated and with all permancnts or faintly wavy hair not a drop of curling fluid is necessary. With perfectly stringy hair just a touch of the waving mixture is applied after the lotion and not the buckets and buckets that must be plastered on ordinarily. And if you are one of the sleek, distinctive damsels who can wear her hair absolutely straight the lotion is marvelous because it makes every lock so soft and pliable that it stays just where you put it and does not turn into stringy strands. Then, if you begrudge every minute spent under the blasts of the dryer you will take the idea to heart at once. For the drying time I find, is percept ibly shortened by the application of this lotion. Besides these worthy attributes the lotion has a lustering one as well. Not the artificial lustre of brilliantine or other extraneous preparations, but it brings out the delicate natural sheen of the hair, even when that sheen has been absent lo these many winters. Finally, it delicately perfumes the hair and kills other odors. You know, of course, that hair catches and retains the unpleasant stale aroma of nicotine, TWE CHICAGOAN 35 perspiration, oil and soot. This lotion deodorizes the hair and then adds the faint whiff of whatever perfume you select— all the well-known Houbigant fragrances are represented. The pleasant fragrance clings too. Days and days after the shampoo those strands that tickle your dancing part ner's chin will also waft to him the merest breath of romance — sprightly Fougere Royal or fresh Au Matin, the springlike Le Temps des Lilas — and there are others. The poor male sur renders without even a skirmish. IF you prefer to have your hair done at home you will find an indis pensable friend in Yardley's new Lav ender Shampoo and Rinse. You know how trying the home shampoo can be without the proper sprays and how al most impossible it is to get every speck of soap out of the hair. This new product appears in the shape of two envelopes in a package. One contains the shampoo powder, the other the rinse powder. After the shampoo the rinse powder is dissolved in warm wa ter and poured over the hair. It is wonderfully effective in thoroughly rinsing the hair, softening, and deli cately perfuming it with the famous Yardley lavender fragrance. You'll be mad about this on trips, in the coun try where water is hard and hairdress- ing shops are nil or inefficient. Another delightfully simple and de lightfully effective shampoo that trav elers should hug to their hearts is Eliz abeth Arden's Velva Shampoo. This requires practically no water (just a trifle to moisten it), no rinsing at all, and still it leaves the hair clean, soft and shining. Then there is her Henna Shampoo Powder which doesn't color the hair at all but does give it a lot of life and the tiny, tiny touch of copper that drives men into poetry. For any color hair, but blondes. They should use the Arden Camomile Shampoo Powder, which brings out the original golden lights instead of adding new brassy ones. Changing seasons inevitably bring changing hair conditions. We shed hair and change textures with the seasons just as the animules do. So it is al ways a wise woman who watches her hair with particular concern as winter shifts into spring. Usually, every head needs a tonic at this time (in more ways than one). Select your tonic or pomade for your particular condition and use it religiously if you would bridge the gap with glory. The famous club-hotel H EITC1N ot 49* and Lexington NEW YORK It provides visit ors to the city with a new sense of com* fort and enjoyment You'll like it. AMERICVS FIRST TRULY CONTINENTAL HOTEI- THE St. Moritz OX THE PARK 50 Central Park South New York City Old world hospitality in the spirit of the new world; old world service with the newest of the new world's comforts. A cuisine that is the essence of Europe's finest, under the inspired direction of of Paris, London and the Rivieria. Rooms single or en suite, facing Cental Park and but a moment from the city's amusement and business sectors. Personal Direction of S. GREGORY TAYLOR 36 TI4ECWICAG0AN I smart shop directory i ^niniiiiiiiiiiiwfiiiiniiifiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiriuiiriHniiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiii^ ELLESMERE LTD. Feminine Accessories Trousseaus— a Specialty Town Shop Suite 211 1636 Chlrago Ave. 900 N. Michigan Kvanston Chicago R A N C E S R- 1660 East 55»h STREET AT HYDE PARK BOULEVARD cJt >V OR. & cvv HALE ACIOUS DIGNITY FOR THE MATRON AND THE CHARM OF YOUTH FOR THE Y0UNCER SET KATHARINE WALKER SMITH'S SALE Prices slashed on exquisite dresses, coats and suits — many imports included. 270 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest 704 Church St., Evanston Q9 Hei FURS 108 N. State St. 220 Stewart Bldt». Ellen Jrench Town and Country Clothes that appeal to the discriminating Miss or Matron Spring Showing Now 5206 Sheridan Road HILIIOUSE & G? gat&Cap Jfflafeers LONDON. Exclusive Ayft' ¦A^tarr. Best J < Randolph mml Wobo.h ••• CHICAOO FINE CLOTHES for MEN and BOV«> \, r SHOPS About Town By THE CHICAGOENNE WHETHER it's a wedding or just moving day the time has come to think of linens and china, dishpans and waffle irons. So we'll start thinking in this dribhle of a col umn and carry on and on in our next issue. You simply must watch us think it's going to he good. Well, if not good, practical anyway, because we have all the little housewives and brides scurrying about town and tell ing us what they saw and what they'd like to get. There were two brides who were last seen entering La Maisonette on the ninth floor at Field's and they haven't come back yet. You will probably find them swindling over antique tea chests made over into cigarette boxes and writing cases, Sheffield plate, Lowestoft teapot-;, French miniatures. This all sounds ter ribly precious and costly but L.i Maisomttc isn't entirely that way. You can find the perfect gift in al most any price classification here a rare Aubusson rug on one hand and a set of modern Italian pottery bathroom bottles on the other. Everything, whether it costs two dollars or two thousand, is thoughtfully selected and would make an exciting present. If it's excitement you seek you won't find anything more fun than the new travel tablecloths. Grande Maison de Blanc makes them in their usual sumptuous linen with hemispheres and continents embroidered in outline all over the surface. (They're all white, so don't get dizzy.) Anyone, bride or your old hostess, would love these', they are so completely new as well as love ly. Of course, the guests will proba bly begin marking off their journeys as they eat but that's the laundress' problem. For the more simple meal of the day there are stacks and stacks of amusing and ingenious gadgets. It someone doesn't give you one for a gift you ought to buy yourself one of those Hankscraft egg c<x>kcrs and find out what a joy breakfast can be. With this you cook from one to four eggs right at the table, by means of a dash of water and electricity, and the eggs are always just right, the automatic feature assuring that you get a two, three or four minute egg riijht on the dot and steamingly hot. Those almost human Toast masters are out now with double slots so that you can make two slices of toast at the same time, banish' ing the necessity for "No, you take that one, I'll wait for the next." Politeness at the breakfast table does come hard. These are both at Car son's, Field's, and lots of other house- hold equipment departments about the city. •J'o Read or Not to Read My Exi-iRii nci;s in tmi; World War: John J. Pershing acquires a new reputa tion by writing a two volume war book tint can he read. (And you more or less have to read it.) (iAhkii i. Tin Arcman<:i;l: wherein an Italian, Fcderico Nardclli, collaborates with Arthur Livingston, to pin down the love affairs that wrote D'Annunzio's nov els, and to demonstrate how an uncon cern about shrapnel may bring the same success in war that an unconcern about royalty has led to in the civilian aspects of a poet's life. (If you used to feel sorry tor Eleonora Duse.) Mrs William Vauciin Moody's Cook- Book: food in its more poetic aspect. (May he read either with or without kitchenette accompaniment.) Tin CiR.\ss Rooi-: Younghill Kang writes the tragedy ot another small nation, Korea, and tells with more than a touch ol poetry about folk ways in a northern village, and the goodness of the days before his country got gobbled up. (Yes; but consult your own tastes, of course.) Amhrdsi Hoi t and Family: Susan Glas- pell creates another excellent heroine and puts her into another book that ought to have stopped at the middle. (Yes: it you propose to hit the high spots of spring \()l\ fiction.) Tin Lin: and Advinturks of Carl Laimmii . We suggest that all Ameri can captains ol industry sit to John Ht ink w, iter tor their biographies. (If cinema thrills you.) Poi-: ms oi Fdwin Arlincton Robinson: A three hundred page sample of our "foremost" American poet as fought out between him and the official selecter, Bliss Perry. (II you care for poetry, pus sies, or murders.) Sii.icrii) Poims of William Vaughn Moody: With an Introduction by Rob ert Morss Lovctt which bathes Cobb Hall in a new luster. (Don't miss it.) Opus 7: A poem by Sylvia, Townsend Warner about an old lady who grows flowers but believes in saying it with gin. ( I 'nedifying, p c r h a p s, but the real thing.) Fatal Initrvikw: A sequence of love sonnets by Edna St. Vincent Millay, in her new mature manner. (And if you get hold of the first edition it's an invest ment.) l.o! A rhapsody of the unexplained, which is also an advance requiem over the tomb of science by Charles Fort. (F°r the eminently serious, or the eminently unscrious.) Aikioa VliiW: Julian Huxley, a British scientist, spends four months in Africa TWtCWICAGOAN Z7 the way British novelists sometimes spend four months in America. (But the re sults are not so depressing.) Snow Man: Hardship in the unexplored Barren Lands of Canada, as written from a Bengal Lancer's notes by Malcolm Wal- dron. (To be read as an antidote for Little America.) The Outer Man Golfing Slacks O LACKS" whispered advance O style information that came out of the south a year ago last winter. "Slacks" rumbled the reports as they tabulated what well-dressed golf ers around Chicago were wearing last summer. "Slacks" thunders Capper and Cap per .. . slacks for 1931. Gray slacks . . . tan slacks . . . blue slacks . . . white slacks . . . flannel slacks . . . linen slacks . . . slacks of any kind, but by all means slacks. And according to all advance indica tions this comfortable type of golf trouser is going to have an unprece dented vogue this summer. Capper's shows one of the most complete lines Fve seen to date in a varied assort ment of colors. And they've put sev eral features into their models that guarantee perfect freedom in the weekly Saturday and Sunday hike from the first to the eighteenth hole. For instance — there's no need for a belt on their slacks because two little side- straps at the hip do the important job of keeping the trou on the great leap ing frame. Roomy seating capacity plus generous width of the trouser legs unite in making these slacks ideal for golfing use from now on. Cappers have also added to the slack idea by creating several other acces sories to go along with this replacement of the knicker. A loosely woven mesh shirt in the polo style promises a cool summer and a half hose built to reach just above the ankle and then to roll down in order to eliminate the neces sity of garters complete the outfit. A sleeveless pull-over vest that matches the hose is available if you want it. The whole unit is surprisingly moder ate in price . . . and as cool as a 19th hole highball. A SCOTS having been put on every thing feminine this year from sportswear to lounging pajamas now make their appearance in a clever new manner on men's dressing gowns being shown at Fifield's. This interesting EAST SIXTIETH STREET NEW YORK A Residential Hotel An address of distinction and social standing; a home of luxury and dignity. Leasing now for October occupancy. TRANSIENT RATES $4°° DAILY AND UP B. E. du Mure, Manager Formerly of Lake Shore Drive and Belmont Hotels ATTRACTIVE RATES FOR SUMMER MONTHS THE CHICAGOAN, Theater Ticket Service CHICAGOAN 407 So. Dearborn Street Kindly enter my order for theater tickets as follows: (Play) (Second Choice) - (Number of scats) (Dale) (Second choice of date).. (Name) (Address) (Tel. No.) (Enclosed) $.. 38 TWE CHICAGOAN You'll Marvel at its purity and be delighted with its softness. Truly it has no equal. Chif>f>ewa is not a mineral water but 'The Purest and Softest S ftring Water in the World". Try a ca CHIPPEWA Natural Spring Water You'll be well pleased PHONE Roosevelt 2920 PROMPT SERVICE EVERYWHERE CHIPPEWA SPRING WATER CO. of Chicago 1318 S. Canal St. PICK UP with a bowl of tender mus sels, sizzling Shrimps L'Aiglon, or frosty fresh oysters. SURRENDER to a butter tender filet mignon draped in mush rooms, crisp puffs of souf fle potatoes, a zippy Sperry Salade. DISCOVER that the knowing epicure dines, in Chicago, at L'AIGLON. Cuisine Fruncaise Music, Six to Two 22 East Ontario Delaware 1909 men's shop displays an attractive flan nel rohc with the ascot attached right to the collar. Flip it through and over, if you're caught napping, and the ap pearance around the great open spaces immediately takes on a much more presentahle l(x>k. Really it's quite smart . . . and even practical for it works as a preventative against having to turn up your collar when the draft hits you after your shower. I was also interested in learning that a greenish-gray suit shade called "Lovct green" is hy far one of the out standing colorings of the season as far as Fifield's is concerned. We hate to bring such matters up hut it does s?cm to us that several months ago we men tioned something about this color and said it would have considerable popu larity this season. "^PPOSITES attract this sea V«y son," says Paris. "Contrast," says Kaskcl, Kaskel 6? Dunlap, "par ticularly in your shirt and tie combi nations.'" Featuring a line of fabrics in their custom shirt department, which tend toward the darker tones of blue and green, Kaskel's urge neckwear with a white ground into which has been worked a very small all-over pattern. Solid tones of dark blue almost a denim overall blue in color with white neckwear with a figure or in some cases pastel tones of blue, yellow or flame was a style note which ap peared rather prominently toward the close of last summer in several of the major eastern resorts. It appears that this contrast idea will "take" in and around Chicago this year. SPEAKING of ties Field's Men's store had an interesting window several weeks ago when they featured regimental stripes in a big way. In order to prove their authenticity they showed a chart of the official colors of the British regiments with the ties dis played beside the various combinations. An interesting story appears in this connection for it seems that the jolly Britons frown upon us for daring to wear cravats which bear colors that mean nothing at all to us. In England one seldom wears any colors whatso ever, and only if he belongs to the regiment is he allowed to wear the colors of that troop. The fact that it is a strong season for regimentals gives us a little diver sion from the all-over design so much in evidence in the past few years. The colors are bright and combined with the correct shirt make an effective scheme that's a welcome change. WHILE this might not pertain to the outer man it certainly contains information that eventually pertains to the inner man. What? Why the new cocktail trays V. L. & A. and Mandel's are now featuring. You've seen them, of course. Laid out diagramatically with the inquiring question "What will you have?" across the top and the impertinent question "What have you?" down the side they proceed to show what you could make if you had anything at all beside gin, Scotch or B:nirbon. And even at th.it they give plenty of ideas that I never knew could be created from this big three. This tray makes an excellent gift. — H. I. M. DANCE Berta Ochsner By MAKK TUKBYFILL BERTA OCHSNER is a small, spir ited UnJy who has been traveling in an individualistic, not to say eccen tric, orbit in the starry systems of the dance. Those who are admittedly not too young to enjoy following the evo-- lutions of young artists, who take sat isfaction in studying them while "on the make," may still find food for thought in the dance concerts of Miss Ochsner. If you did not get an even start two or three years ago with the rest of us even if you missed her latest recital at the Goodman on April 13, you can begin the interesting study at her next. For Miss Ochsner refuses to stop evolv ing At present her dance stage and her dance consciousness are as active as a three ring circus. What ring she will finally elect to perform in, it is impossible to say. The point is, you will want to he there to sec. That Miss Ochsner has not deliber ately chosen a triple plan does not make the three fold n ess of her search for ex pression less apparent. Upon complet ing her studies in the "dance in edu cation" with Miss H'Doubler at the University of Wisconsin, she became her own teacher, and omitted the study of classic technie. During this first period Miss Ochsner made her experi ments with poetry as an accompani-i ment for the dance. Following her adventures in independence and indi- TWECWICAGOAN 39 •With 65% of our original guests still with us, and a steadily growing clientele, we know we are offering the utmost in hotel home satisfaction. • Beautifully furnished 1 to 6 room suites— ideal location— 12 minutes to the loop— excellent restaurant and food shop in building— exacting service and everything you would wish in your own home. Yes, even very moderate rentals. Why not pay us a visit now? • Ownership Management Direction of FREDERIC C. SKILLMAN Sheridan Road at Surf Street 'Bittersweet 3800 vidualism, the second part of her search began when she went to Germany and found herself agreeably under the in fluence of Mary Wigman. Even the classic ballet, so insufferable in terms of its Italian or Russian individuality, became tolerable when sanctified by the German admission that it was neces sary. In Miss Ochsner 's own words, the ballet imparted a certain "integrity of legs." The third, and latest per ceptible tendency in Miss Ochsner 's expression is the elimination of indi vidualism, or, more accurately, the elimination of very personal tics and eccentricities which rob the dance of dignity and style. In her amusing Penguin, with music composed by her accompanist, Emily Bottcher, Miss Ochsner gave her spec tators the choice of observing penguins like human beings or human beings like penguins, and she received their undivided applause. In her Delirium, with "sound design" by Lester Luther, she brought back reverberations and images of both Kreutzberg and Mary Wigman, and was herself not quite so successfully delirious as either the dis embodied voices, or the ghoulish spec tres which finally took her for a ride. It was in her third group of dances that Miss Ochsner completely lost her self, and at the same time proved that she can be convincing and authorita tive. In her three quasi-Oriental im pressions, Prayer From the Island of Tilab, and Incantations Against Drought and Against Fever she seemed to have retired from the uneasy ranks of individualist crusaders, from the camps of awe inspired students, and confidently to be about the business of an important art, the dance. The re sult was stimulating and beautiful. Miss Ochsner's new and urbane man ager, Dave Fuller, did not allow even the "pauses" to pass without successful chatter about the dance. <vf Bit of Siveden RONNY JOHANSSON, of Stock holm, Sweden, is a rare artist of the dance, and one whom Chicago sel dom has the pleasure of seeing. She seems to be remembered for one out standing quality, and is sometimes thought of as a specialist in only one phase of the dance. On April 7, at the Harris Theatre, she was presented by the Chicago Woman's Aid as the inventor of the humorous dance. Miss Johansson is not precisely that, but she is indeed, much more. She did not disappoint her audience, and repeated 40 TWE CHICAGOAN Nine glorious weeks of supervised play in the magic Northlands of Wisconsin Daily riding, riflery, clay court tennis, craft work. dancing, nature study and all water sports includ ing war canoes. For girls from six through school age. Eighth season catalogue on request STONE-hlLL-CAMP/or GIRLS 25 E. Washington St., Chicago FOR RENT Tvjo Bloc\s From Belmont Yacht Harbor DUPLEX APARTMENT— $400 5 Master Chambers, Wood Burning Fireplaces, 2 Maids Bedrooms with Bath and Dining- Room. 7 ROOM APARTMENT— $200 Wood Burning Fireplace, 2 Baths- Sleeping Porch. Shown By Appointment Only Herbert E. Hyde — Owner 3152 Pine Grove Ave. TEL. GRACELAND 2303 HARRISON 4010 Cafe Kantonese Excellent Chinese Food Lunch and Supper Reasonable Prices 1007 Rush Street DELIVERY SERVICE, DELAWARE 2185 Couthoui For Aisle Seats Stands in All Leading Hotels and Clubs For Rent Highly desirable space in upper floor of loop building. Approxi mately 600 square feet, offering two private offices, large reception room and large general room. Price at tractive on one year lease or longer. Address E. C. Barringer, care of The Chicagoan, 407 So. Dearborn Street. The Chicagoan 407 So. Dearborn street Chicago, Illinois Please enter a subscription for The Chicagoan as follozvs: ? 1 Year— $3.00 ? 2 Years— $5.00 Name (Address) her whimsical Pol\a by Glazounow which she gave during her first appear ances here some years ago with the Chicago Allied Arts, Inc. In seeing Ronny Johansson dance again, I had the pleasurable experience of watching an artist who accomplished three things at once: she presents great beautv of movement, gives complete confidence that she will continue the beauty of movement, and allows her spectator to relax and enjoy the beauty without his doing any "back seat danc ing," without strain upon his sympa thetic nerves. Miss Johansson emphasized, in two of her dances, that even major gifts can be enhanced by perfect costumes. It is seldom that a dancer's own hair can be made a successful part of a dance or a dance ensemble. In design ing the costumes for Amazon and Javanese Impressions, Paul DuPont took full regard of this fact. The head properly geared and bearing a logical relation to the rest of the costume, these were among the most impressive of Miss Johansson's dances. Although generally more lyrical, and with the addition of humor, Ronny Johansson's technic resembles Mary Wigman's. But her technic never gets in the way of the complete and essen tial music of her body. She is the least spectacular, but one of the finest danc ers in America today. Chicago's offi cial dance accompanist, Pauline Petti- bone Morse, gave excellent assistance at the piano. "WHOOPEE" [begin on page 22] larly to landladies than any other dealer in the City," and they observe that he was "very respectfully ap proached." He also had had some thing to say about the character of the work, much more to the point and much more pointed than literary criticisms generally are. So the pub lishers have the pleasure, too often de nied to compilers and authors, of tell ing these two persons just what they think of them, with a final injunction, "Don't patronize either the Restau rant on Madison St. or the Wine Merchant on State St." But wouldn't we, just, if they were there and doing business now? Yes, we have no streets to cross! From the trainside at the Grand Central you beckon a porter. He leads you through a special underground passage. And you emerge, mole-like, right in the lobby of this convenient hostelry of ours! As a matter of strictest fact, we'll even send one of our very own porters to meet you at the train if you will but warn us ahead of time ... If you're used to the average, garden-variety of hotel, you'll be surprised at the various little ways we've discovered of being helpful to New York visitors. May we expect a wire? The ROOSEVELT Madison Avenue at 45th Street, New York Edward Clinton Fogg — Managing Director One of the 25 United Hotels C^ke, Jnooeryi ^JlshiYUj Jjoat equipped with SlerLinq JsoLpkin 6 cijLLnoer zoo h.p. enqlnes Preceded by a dash to good fishing waters, sometimes 40 to 60 miles away, trolling requires many hours of slow speed running. 4 The dash to and from port imposes another condition; two hours or more each way with throttles almost wide open. Swiftly the sporting Dolphin engines then drone a song of speed. <t Correct design, well fitted bearings and pistons and a minimum of oil consumption, assure a clean combustion chamber. The Sterling Dolphin engines slowdown docilely for trolling, and powerfully drive at maximum, season after season. «t Twin Sterling 6 cylinder engines, power 5 of these new type fishing cruisers. The maximum speed is about 28 miles an hour. An engine catalog explains the significance of 1052 cubic inches of piston dis placement, dual valves in the head, dynamically balanced crankshafts and other engine details. OWNERS Richard Harte - - "Pronto" and "Pronto II" Howard Bonbright "Bonito III" Amory Coolidge "Lindale" Edsel B. Ford - "Marlin" Duplicate spark, throttle and reverse controls enable handlins from both bridge and after deck. 51'6" long; 12'6" beam, 3' draft, designed by Eldredge-Mclnnis, Inc., of Boston; duplicates have been built by F. D. Lawley, Quincy; Chester Clement, Southwest Harbor, Me,- Lamb & O'Connell, Inc., Squantum, Mass. Equipment includes sword fishing pulpit, bait well, ice box, lockers, forward cockpit, galley, upper and lower berth and separate crews quarters. W UD § Gil 0 In) PyroiFi LUCKIES are always kind to your throat Everyone knows that sun shine mellows —that's why the "TOASTING" process includes the use of the Ultra Violet Rays. LUCKY STRIKE — made of the finest tobaccos -the Cream of the Crop-THEN -"ITS TOASTED"- an extra, secret heating process. Harsh irritants present in all raw tobaccos are ex pelled by "TOASTING." These irri tants are sold to others. They are not present in your LUCKY STRIKE. No wonder LUCKIES are always kind to your throat. D0®ws The advice of your phy sician is: Keep out of doors, in the open air, breathe deeply; take plenty of exercise in the mellow sunshine, and have a periodic check-up on the health of your body. ft It's toasted Your Throat Protection— against irritation— against cough i 1931, The A. T. Co., Mfrs. TUNE JN- T/ie Lucky Strike Dance Orches- tra, every Tues day, Thursday and Saturday evening over N.B.C.networks.